13 July, 2009


Like cars and trucks, motorcycles, motorized bicycles, Segways, and mopeds must be
operated safely on city streets. Minibikes, ATVs, and dirt bikes are designed for off-road
use and may not be driven on city streets or sidewalks.
It is illegal to ride or operate a minibike, dirt bike or All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on
the District’s streets or sidewalks. It is okay to ride bicycles, mopeds, motorized bicycles,
Segways, and motorcycles on the street, but not on city sidewalks. Non-motorized bicycles
may be ridden on the sidewalk in neighborhoods outside the central business district.
No matter what or where you ride, obey traffic and safety laws and yield to pedestrians.
And don’t forget to wear a helmet for your own protection!
Vehicles That Are Illegal on DC Streets or Sidewalks
• All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)
• Minibike
• Dirt Bike
Vehicles That Are Legal on DC Streets (not sidewalks)
• Motorcycle
• Moped
• Bicycle (Motorized or Non-Motorized) — on sidewalks outside CBD
• Segway


Anonymous said...

Really? You wouldn't know that by all the minibikes and dirtbikes that ride up and down the 500 and 600 blocks of K Street NE and the 900 blocks of 5th, 6th and 7th. Also, on the 900 block of 6th Street, one would never know that it is illegal to park a motorcycle ON the sidewalk, or that parking an untagged, unregistered and uninsured trailer on the street without a parking sticker is also illegal. I've called the Citywide Call Center and the Police so many times on these matters - and it never seems to make a difference.

Oh, and it was nice to see that the fireworks were "illegal" again this year, as opposed to actually being illegal.

Pittman PSA102 said...

Thank You comments like this help us as fellow community members to share and coordinate with police managers to address neighborhood concerns. Your statement has been forwarded to the leadership of 1D.

Michael said...

How can I contact the Leadership of 1D directly?

Pittman PSA102 said...

Gary.durand@dc.gov is email to Lt.
Michael.Gottert@dc.gov is email to Captain