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. I’m also Editor in Chief of CityBike Magazine. I live in Oakland and still often work with clients in San Francisco or the South Bay / Peninsula, so I commute year-round on my bike, splitting lanes ’round the Bay Area in rush hour traffic, rain or shine.
When the CHP announced their official guidelines for lane splitting in California, I observed a need for “civilians” to help get the word out, in addition to the CHP 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.