I’m Surj, and I started this project to help people (drivers and riders) understand the goodness of lane splitting, as well as the risks. I’m a motorcycle nut and commuter, guitar player and ecommerce / digital marketing / customer acquisition expert, not consulting on my own. I’m also Editor in Chief of CityBike Magazine. I live in Oakland and still often work in San Francisco or the South Bay / Peninsula, so I commute year-round on my bike, splitting lanes around the Bay Rea in rush hour traffic, rain or shine.
When the CHP announced their official guidelines for lane splitting in California, it seemed to me that there was a need for “civilians” to help get the word out, in addition to the CPH PR efforts and PSAs. So I created LaneSplittingIsLegal.com. The mission of the site is twofold: first, to provide a self-explanatory ‘public service announcement’ that clarifies the legality of lane splitting in California via a simple URL and home page, and second to serve as a resource on lane splitting and lane sharing in America.
If you’ve got some news or just want to say hey, drop me a line here.
Special thanks to my wife Angelica, who likes to make stuff, who created all the graphics and sticker designs.