Gas Bike on the Sidewalk

Question

Keith asked: Can a 49cc gas motorized bicycle be driven on side walks if can’t be driven on roads if 49cc and be ride at 5-10 mpH with my grocery from the store on sidewalks, tired of pedaling, so I need something like a gas motorized bicycles.

Answer

No! A gas-powered bike cannot be driven on the roadway unless registered as a moped and the operator has a driver’s license. With few exceptions, motorized vehicles may not be operated on sidewalks.

s. 316.1995Driving Upon Sidewalk or Bicycle Path

(1) …. a person may not drive any vehicle other than by human power upon a bicycle path, sidewalk, or sidewalk area, except upon a permanent or duly authorized temporary driveway.

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles, Sidewalks & Crosswalks
4 comments on “Gas Bike on the Sidewalk
  1. A Segway-type scooter (“electronic personal assistive mobility device”) can be ridden on the sidewalk (s. 316.2068); operator must yield to pedestrians. Of course, one of those would be more expensive than a gas motor kit for a bicycle, but some self-balancing scooters in the lower end of the $1000-2000 price range are said to perform decently.

  2. Keithmj says:

    Get a legal, 20mph max, electric bike. Problem solved unless you ride it like a madman and people complain.

  3. Geo says:

    Keithmj,

    Still not legal on a sidewalk unless only human power.

  4. Keith Cho says:

    49cc is street legal , so your saying it can’t be ride on sidewalks, street legal

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