Colorado’s “Three-Foot” law requires motorists to give people biking at least three feet of space, even if it means crossing a double yellow line to do so when the coast is clear. In recent months, Bicycle Colorado has been advocating with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to put up new signs on our state highways that clearly state this law and eliminate confusion with existing messaging. We worked together to select the signage which CDOT will begin installing in 2022.
“We’re very excited to see CDOT leading on bicyclist safety by making this change to clearer roadway messaging,” said Bicycle Colorado Director of Government Relations Piep van Heuven. “Words matter, and these new signs leave no doubt about what is expected of drivers when passing a bicyclist on the road—three feet of space, and no less. This change makes our roads safer for everyone.”