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Parking on a Sidewalk

Question Dorcas asked: My neighbors block my husband’s wheel chair by parking their 6-bikes and 1-motorize child motorcycle on the sidewalk.  We can never get down the sidewalk in front of our building.  We go in the other direction hoping

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

On Your Left

Question Al asked: I ride my bicycle for exercise and wondering if you are going to be passed by another bicycle if they should give some sort of warning. Lately I have been passed by guys in full battle gear

Posted in Ask Geo, Overtaking & Passing

Stop Signs on Shared-Use Paths

Question HarryB asked: STOP signs are common traffic control devices facing people on shared-use paths that run parallel to the road and are located within the highway’s right-of-way. Contrary to conventional wisdom, I believe that their installation defies state law,

Posted in Ask Geo, Bike Paths, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

What Roads Can cyclists Use?

Question Jonathan asked: Which roads in Florida am I able to ride on, I know not i-4 or the interstates-75,90,10 and the turnpike’s, which others?

Posted in Ask Geo, Rights & Duties

Registration Required?

Question Elena asked: I have a bicycle operated cafe that will be operating business in south Florida. Does the bicycle need to be registered as a vehicle? It has a small electric motor to assist on going up hills, etc.

Posted in Ask Geo, Driver License, Program Updates

Blue Lights?

Question Frank asked: Is it legal or illegal to have blue lights on your bike? I have red white and blue and I don’t want to get in any trouble over it.

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Motor-Assist Bicycles on Sidewalks

Question Jim asked: The statute states, no vehicle other than by human power is permitted upon a bicycle path, sidewalk, etc. A bicycle propelled by a combination of human power and electric helper capable of propelling the vehicle at a

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

Opening a Car Door

Question Katia asked: In the morning, in front of her high school, my daughter open the door’s car and a friend hit it with a his bike. We asked him if he was ok, and he said “yes, but you

Posted in Ask Geo, Misc

Bicycles Use Sidewalk

Question Nathan asked: http://www.wekivaparkway.com/wpcms/data/img/uploads/files/23827525201-Signing.pdf 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