Guide to Laws for Bicycle Riders in Los Angeles

Most laws related to riding a bicycle are made at the state level. See our Guide to Laws for Cyclists in California.

Am I allowed to bike on the sidewalk?

In the city of Los Angeles, yes, as long as you don’t willfully disregard the safety of others or their property.1LAMC 56.15

In the city of Santa Monica, it is NOT legal to ride a bike on the sidewalk.2Santa Monica Municipal Code Sec 3.12.540

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