Sidewalks

Question

Barb asked: Can bicycles ride on sidewalks in Florida?

Answer

Bicycles may be used on sidewalks unless prohibited by a local ordinance. Bicycles are never required to use a sidewalk.

s. 316.2065 – Bicycle Regulations

(9) A person propelling a vehicle by human power upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.

(10) A person propelling a bicycle upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.

2 comments on “Sidewalks
  1. Grammar objection here–a bicycle could never use a sidewalk unless it were an autonomous, self-steering vehicle or radio-controlled, like a drone. Most bicycles that travel on sidewalks are controlled by human riders!

  2. Geo says:

    My bad. Also, a drone bicycle would not be a human powered vehicle, so the laws wouldn’t apply. Under the present laws, which might change to accommodate new tech, the drone bike could only use private property.

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