Right of Way in State Parks
Judith asked: I was walking in a Fl State Park on an elevated walkway about 3 ft wide. I was hogged from behind by a biker and fell 4 ft down to the ground. The ranger told him he didn’t have to give any information and that he could go. I am sure there should at least have been a fine and police called. Luckily have no lasting injuries I think but am very sore.
You should check that park’s rules and regulations to determine the rights and duties of pedestrians and bicyclists on walkways within the park. Some parks prohibit bicycles in some areas and impose other restrictions. This is general guidance for all Florida Parks, which tells bicyclists to yield to all other users:
I suggest writing a letter to the administrator of the park in question describing the incident, giving the name of the ranger, and asking them to enforce the regulations in place about walking and bicycling.