Bike Lanes and Stop Signs

Question

Stephanie asked: I live in Destin, FL. There are quite a few bike lanes. I am in full support of cyclist safety. My question is are cyclists, riding in bike lanes, supposed to stop at four way stops. It is my understanding that all vehicles should obey traffic signals and signage.

Answer

A marked bike lane is part of the roadway,

s. 316.003 – Definitions

(68) Roadway – That portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder.

and bicycles are vehicles.

(4) Bicycle – Every vehicle ….

All vehicle operators must comply with stop signs and other traffic control devices.

s. 316.074Obedience to and Required Traffic Control Devices

(1) The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device ….

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