Bicycling Across a Bridge


Susan asked:  Is legal to ride road bikes across bridges, specifically on the Manatee and Cortez bridges from Bradenton to Anna Maria Island? The pedestrian lanes seem narrow and people walk and ride casual bikes on them in random directions. 


A bicycle is a vehicle and its operator has the same rights and duties as any other driver.

s. 316.2065 – Bicycle Regulations

(1) Every person propelling a vehicle by human power has all of the rights and all of the duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle under this chapter ….

The exception might be if a local ordinance is in effect that would limit the actions.  If so, signage should be posted referencing the ordinance.

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