Bicyclists in Crosswalks
Mike asked: I understand that a cyclist is considered a pedestrian when they travel on the sidewalk although they must yield to “real pedestrians” who are afoot.
What happens when a cyclist is using a sidewalk and then cycles across a crosswalk on the street? Does the cyclist still maintain status as a pedestrian while in the crosswalk? Or, do they become a cyclist the moment they move into the street?
A bicyclist a on sidewalk or crosswalk is not a pedestrian. He/She has the rights and duties of a pedestrian, but is still operating a vehicle. A pedestrian is someone afoot.
s. 316.003 – Definitions
(28) Pedestrian – Any person afoot.