Tips for Traveling

 share the road mdt_thumb.jpgEvery user of the road has an equal right to be there and safety on the roadways begins with all of us. Whether a person is walking, riding a bike, or driving a car safety should be the number one concern.

In order to ensure everyone is safe on the road every user must be aware of and courteous to each other.

You can find all of Montana's statewide laws regarding bicycle and pedestrian traffic here.


Montana Law

Right-of-Way For Bicycles

(1) The operator of a motor vehicle may not: (a) intentionally interfere with the movement of a person who is lawfully riding a bicycle; or (b) overtake and pass a person riding a bicycle unless the operator of the motor vehicle can do so safely without endangering the person riding the bicycle.

(2) The operator of a motor vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a person who is riding a bicycle within a designated bicycle lane.

Source: Mont. Code Ann. §61-8-320


Dooring Law

Montana requires that no person open a door of a motor vehicle unless it is reasonably safe to do so without interfering with the movement of other traffic. In addition, no person may leave a door open on a side of a vehicle adjacent to moving traffic for a period of time longer than is necessary to load or unload passengers.

Source: Mont. Code Ann. §61-8-368

User Groups

Bicycles and Business
Families on Bikes
Getting to School
Seniors on a Roll

Women in Motion

Getting Around

Facilities and Markings
Routes and Maps
Tips for Traveling
Traveling on Foot


Billings Area Bikeway and Trails Master Plan
BMVPhone: AmeriCorps VISTA
Complete Streets Policy

Secure Storage

Bicycle Parking
Bicycle Security

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