Author: Geo

Sidewalk Cycling in Charlotte County

Question Crystal asked: Is it legal to ride a bike on the sidewalk in Charlotte County? And if so do I go with traffic or can I go against traffic. I’m uncomfortable being in the bike lane on the road,

Posted in Ask Geo, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

Bicycle or Motorcycle?

Question Jose asked: I’m currently undergoing a purchase of an electric bicycle from China. Specifically 5000w/motor with a 72 60AH lithium battery. I know it would be considered a motorcycle because the excessive speed but It contains a speed limiter

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

Bicycle Lights at Night on Private Roads

Question Susan asked: Kris at Trek bicycle store said it was illegal to ride a bicycle with out lights. Even in the daytime. We live in a gated community and she knew that. Only ride in the community not on

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Why are Gas Bikes and eBikes Different Legally?

Question Maylinn asked: I’m just curious what is the difference in the gas powered under 49cc bicycle motor assist and the electric one if everything on the bike works the same besides it being gas powered or electric? Another question

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

Groups of Cyclists Impeding Other Traffic

Question Anonymous asked: Maybe I’m completely wrong. Saturday, 7/28/18, about 8:30 am, my wife and I were travelling to Leesburg from Orlando. We took County Road 455 as a scenic route on our journey. The portion between The West Orange

Posted in Ask Geo, Group Riding, Impeding Traffic, Lane Width & Sharing

Dashed Bike Lane Lines

Question Herman asked: Why does the line that separates a bike lane from the travel lane turn to dashed at an intersection?

Posted in Ask Geo, Bike Lanes, Making Turns

Scooter in a Bike lane

Question Lisa asked: Can you ride a 49cc scooter in the bike lane in Florida?

Posted in Ask Geo, Bike Lanes

Direction of Travel on a Sidewalk

Question Sharon asked: I live in Manatee County. I have to turn right onto a fairly high trafficked road when exiting my neighborhood. That road has both bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides. There is a stop sign where

Posted in Ask Geo, Rights & Duties, Sidewalks & Crosswalks, Stop Signs & Red Lights

eBike Without Pedals

Question Peter asked: I have an electric bike that is only propelled by throttle and I put foot pegs on it as I cannot pedal because of a service-connected disability to my left ankle. I am 100% VA disabled card

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

Seat Height

Question John asked: “The term does not include such a vehicle with a seat height of no more than 25 inches from the ground when the seat is adjusted to its highest position”.  Does this mean the vehicle seat CAN

Posted in Ask Geo, Definitions