Passing Pedestrians on Sidewalks
Patrick asked: s. 316.2065 – Bicycle Regulations states bicyclist should give an audible signal when passing a pedestrian. I am either walking or riding my bike almost everyday. I very seldom hear any bicyclist doing this. Is it time for bikes to have bells for the rider to operate before someone gets badly injured? Is there any legislation possible?
See the posts in the tag cloud about “Sidewalks”.
To have the statutes changed requires a concerted effort with a lot of support. The Florida Bicycle Association is continually trying to do that and has a legislative agenda that represents the input from members and others. Some of the recent successes are shown in this post:
As far as I know, your issue is not on the agenda. If you are not a member, I recommend that you join and help the FBA help you.