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Bicycles Use Sidewalk

Question Nathan asked: Page 48 shows the sign, which will be posted on SR 46 (not a freeway). Page 18 shows the placement, used to get bikes to the right of a merging ramp. Is this legal?

Posted in Ask Geo, Rights & Duties

Bicycles in Crosswalks

Question Nikki asked: I understand that a bicyclist has the same rights and must follow the same rules as a pedestrian but is it true that once a bicyclist rides across a cross walk he gives up that right and

Posted in Ask Geo, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

Bikes in Apartment Areas

Question Sandy asked: Can you advise the Florida law, or even Pasco County law on bicycles left in the breezeway of an apartment complex.

Posted in Ask Geo, Misc

Motorcycles on a Paved Shoulder

Question Kris asked: Though lane splitting is illegal in FL can a motorcycle ride the shoulder to pass heavy traffic, 30 mph or less?

Posted in Ask Geo, Overtaking & Passing

Bells and Horns on Bikes

Question David asked: Are bikes required to have bells or horns. It only seems logical that they have either in order to warn pedestrians when approaching them, especially from the rear. I believe cars are required to have horns. If

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Driver’s License Required?

Question Ben asked: Would I need a licence to travel on a gas powered bicycle that goes 45mph for private use only. I will not be delivering pizza’s or newspapers just going from one place to the other enjoying the

Posted in Ask Geo, Driver License


Question Dave asked: Do you need a bicycle license or permit to ride your bicycle in Florida? If so where do you obtain them?

Posted in Ask Geo, Driver License

Bike Lights and Paved Shoulders

Question Jeremiah asked: I need to ride a bike to work. There is not a sidewalk to ride on along the highway to or from my home and work. Since I have to ride on the shoulder, do I have

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment, Rights & Duties

Riding Against the Flow of Traffic

Question James asked: Is it illegal to ride a bicycle against the flow of traffic down a one-way street in Florida?

Posted in Ask Geo, Rights & Duties

Making a Right Turn Across a Bike Lane

Question Myriam asked: If I am driving down sunset street and there is a bicycle path to my right and I need to make a right turn on 137th avenue, do I turn right from my lane, or do I

Posted in Ask Geo, Bike Lanes, Making Turns