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Bike Lanes Required?

Question Anon asked: The Palmer Ranch Association in Sarasota County is proposing a large community center on Palmer Ranch Parkway where there is NOT a bike lane. From what I see from the plans NO bike lane is under consideration

Posted in Ask Geo, Bike Lanes

Sidewalk Cycling in Fort Lauderdale FL

Question Kevin asked: I know that there are some areas (usually city centers/downtown) that ban bicycle riding on sidewalks altogether but have been having trouble finding local laws concerning bicycle riding. Is it legal to ride a bicycle on sidewalks

Posted in Ask Geo, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

Bicyclists on the Sidewalk or Crosswalk

Question Caroline asked: When a cyclist is on the sidewalk crossing a road that has a light, does the cyclist have to stop if a pedestrian doesn’t have the “walking man.” I live in Gainesville and have seen so many

Posted in Ask Geo, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

Motorized Bicycles

Question George asked: want to know if there’s a specific electric 2-wheeled moped or scooter I can drive without a license? Does it go by a certain amount of watts? Speed? Does it have to have pedals? And can it

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

Bicycle Reflectors

Question Tim asked: Are there any requirements to have reflectors on your bicycle tires in Florida?

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Dismount in Crosswalk?

Question Juliet asked: I was wondering after an incident with a crosswalk guard if it was illegal to bike across a crosswalk? I was crossing the street, near my old high school, and a crosswalk guard started yelling at my

Posted in Ask Geo, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

Liability for Bike Crash on Shared-Use Path

Question Diana asked: I have a pretty unique situation. I was on a multipurpose sidewalk bike riding with all my safety equipment, i hand signal a right turn and as i was turning i was hit by another cyclist at

Posted in Ask Geo, Bike Paths, Overtaking & Passing

Child Support and eBikes

Question Marco asked: What is the Florida state law on riding an ebike on a suspended license for non-payment of child support? I’ve never been in an accident, DUI or ever had an infraction where points were taken from my

Posted in Ask Geo, Driver License

Motorized Bikes

Question Jerry asked: What is the law now? Can you ride your bike? I have a couple of gas bikes and I have 3 electric 3 wheelers. Can I ride them and be within the law?

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

Legal Bike Helmet Headset?

Question Ian asked: I noticed this new “Coros LINX Smart Cycling Helmet” on kickstarter: and wondered whether it would be legal in Florida. Florida bans all vehicle operators (not just cyclists) wearing “headset, headphone, or other listening device”, but

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment