Ya basically asking if its' ok to ride in a HOV lane?
Hold on, sooooo the HOV/bus lane on Georgia heading to the bridge is a no-go?Spike said:All HOV/Car/Vanpool lanes are Motorcycles OK unless it specifically says otherwise (so even if there's no "Motorcycles OK" sign, it's still legal).
All HOV/Vanpool/Bus Only lanes are closed to motorcycles unless it specifically says otherwise (so there *must* be a "Motorcycles OK" sign before you can ride there).
The giveaway is to look for the carpool symbol (car with two or three passengers in it). If you see that, motorcycles are OK.
BCCOM? Thank you BCCOM!!!!!!! Much appreciated!!michael said:Yes.
BCCOM made that happen.......there's an "add on," sign that says "motorcycles ok."
So ride in the HOV lane. (but check an earlier thread about changing lanes *into* the HOV lane):laughing
Wha?!? Damn I've been avoding that stretch of road on Willington in front of BCIT all this time fer nothin'... Weak, I should have paid more attention to the last thread about this... I'm going out ther right now to ride the crap out that lane out of spite...Spike said:The giveaway is to look for the carpool symbol (car with two or three passengers in it). If you see that, motorcycles are OK.
Since it's the WV police who will be policing it, you'd expect they would know. But others on this board have been ticketed for using that lane on their bike.grandshervee said:See, I called the VW police about the bus/vanpool lane on lion's gate bridge, and 2 officers said motorcycles can use it. I was always under the impression that motorcyclists can use all HOV lanes with exception to designated bus lanes (therefore if there is a vanpool sign, all should be good).
There's two sets of rules, one for the Trans-Canada (highway 1) HOV lanes, and one for every other HOV lane out there. If you're on the Trans-Canada, you can always ride your bike in the HOV lane. Anywhere else, you can only ride there if there's a "Motorcycle OK" sign, or if you're not specifically prohibited by the HOV sign (Bus only, Vanpool only, etc. means no).Spike said:Unless it is also a carpool lane (2 or more, or 3 or more, in a car symbol) or says explicitly "motorcycles OK" somewhere, then it's a no-go.