Direction on a Sidewalk

Question

Robert asked: When sharing the sidewalks with bikers, do I walk against or with the traffic?

Answer

Whether or not bicyclists are present, there is no required direction except in a crosswalk pedestrians are to keep right.

s. 316.130 – Pedestrians; Traffic Regulations

(13) Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks

Bicyclists must yield to pedestrians on 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.

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