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RT 309 Souderton to Chalfont Legal To Ride?

Old 02-04-18, 12:10 PM
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RT 309 Souderton to Chalfont Legal To Ride?

Hi to all, been a while!
I'm newly retired, I'm giving up the automobile for awhile. I'll travel by foot & bike. I need once monthly commute 6.9 miles between Telford and Chalfont PA. Google Maps shows it as a relatively easy beeline ride with moderate hill, and, I know the roads, so, risks are known. What I'm not really sure of is whether or not "pedalbikes" as PENNDOT calls them, are actually legal on that part of RT 309. I do see other bikes there though not many. Partial Bus (with walk) option does exist also, but, would like to bike! Anyone out there know this corner of the world? Peace and good rides...
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As far as I know, bicycles are allowed on 309, but it's a nasty road, as you know. Cyclists don't generally ride it. I'd suggest you find a different route, even if it adds a half mile or something to your route. You could try 309, of course, and depending on the time of day maybe it won't be too bad.

If the police pull you over, I'm sure it will be to tell you it's not safe to ride there; I don't believe they would ticket you or arrest you.

Strava has a feature that lets you create a route using "most popular" roads; so between point A and point B it will show you the roads cyclists prefer. In this case that route goes north toward Sellersville, then down 152. Of course the cyclists in question are probably mostly recreational cyclists, but still, those back roads are pretty nice, and 309 is not.

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There are some reasonable shoulders on that stretch of 309, so it's really up to what you're comfortable with. Cars are gonna be going 45-55mph in that area, maybe faster.
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