• E-Bikes on Trails

    Question Laura asked:  Are we allowed to ride e-bikes (class 1) on trails in FloridaIs an e bike classified as a bike or a motor vehicle in Florida Answer Please see …
  • E-Bikes legal?

    Question Sean asked:  I was gifted a e-scooter and haven’t been able to ride because I’m unfamiliar with the rules and whatnot. I was told that they’re banned. Is this true? …
  • Electric Trike

    Question Ulf asked:  What is the maximum size allowed on an electric trike in Pinellas County, Fla.? Answer There is no size restriction on motorized scooters in state law. s.316.003 – …
  • Safe Passing Distance

    Question Joe the Bike Man asked: Is there a Florida Law about a minimum distance from a cyclist that a motorist should be when passing the bicycle?  Some state have …
  • Violation of the Three Foot Law

    Question Brian asked: Can you clarify what the fines are for state and county roads for violators who do not give cyclists 3 feet of space? Are there any demerit …
  • Motorcycles Passing Bicycles?

    Question Kathryn asked: Does someone on a motorcycle have to give a cyclist 3 feet like cars do? Also is the state’s 3 foot law applicable on a military base?
  • Sidewalks in Tampa

    Question Marlon asked:  Is it legal to ride my bicycle on Tampa sidewalks? Answer In general, it is legal to ride on sidewalks unless a local ordinance to the contrary is …
  • Is a Bicyclist on a Sidewalk a Pedestrian?

    Question SO asked:  I understand that a bicyclist is a pedestrian when on a sidewalk.  Is that correct? Answer No.  A bicyclist on the sidewalk is not a pedestrian but has the same …
  • Direction on Sidewalk

    Question Herman asked: As we should know by now, here in Florida, per F.S. 316.2065 subsection 9: (9) A person propelling a vehicle by human power upon and along a …
  • Flashing Bicycle Lights

    Question Dave asked:  I use a front white flashing light as a daytime running light.  Do state/city rules prohibit flashing white lights after dark?  (I also have flashing amber side lights and red …
  • Headsets

    Question Ron asked:  Can I wear ear buds while cycling in Florida? If not, are Bluetooth speakers permitted? Answer The only applicable statute is in this post.
  • Power Generated by a Bicycle

    Question Joel asked: Does a bicycle have to be a direct pedal drive to be a bicycle? Or can you pedal to generate electricity to power an electric motor, accessories, …
  • Law Enforcement

    Question Beau asked: Good morning. For local governments whom are not enforcing bicycle lane laws, to which State of Florida agency, should cyclists report or contact to? FDOT or FLHSMV? …
  • Pedestrians in Bike Lanes

    Question Beau asked:  Is there a Florida statute or specific law here in Florida, that explicitly prohibits pedestrians and joggers from using/occupying bicycle lanes? Protected, buffered or marked?  I am aware of …
  • Paved Shoulders Bike Lanes

    Question Jeff asked:  FDOT has started installing “marked shoulders” that look like bicycle lanes, placing the bicycle lane marker on the pavement but without the vertical “bicycle lane” signs. Are rules …
  • Group Rides

    Question Larry asked:  My name is Larry Wallace and I am the Bike/Ped Coordinator for the Florida Department of Transportation in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I have been receiving several questions regarding …
  • Riding Abreast with a Motorcycle

    Question Darius asked: Since both motorcycles (including motor scooters) and bicycles can legally share a lane (not split in-between lanes), if I am riding at the same speed as traffic …
  • Two Abreast in Key West

    Question Tom asked: Is it lawful to ride two abreast on narrow Key West two-way (One lane each way) streets?