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Obstruction in Bike Lane

Question Howard asked:  I notice that trucks not parked in the bike lane frequently place cones in the bike lane or on the edge of the bike lane adjacent to the main road. This implies that the bike riders must leave

Direction in Bike Lane

Question Janie asked:  Are cyclists in a bike lane required by law to travel in the same direction as the traffic they are next to? Answer Yes.  The bike lane is part of the roadway.  If the bike lane is properly marked, it

Group Rides

Question Larry asked:  My name is Larry Wallace and I am the Bike/Ped Coordinator for the Florida Department of Transportation in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I have been receiving several questions regarding what is the law regarding large bicycle groups taking the

Motorized Scooter

Question Lauren asked: I’ve been doing a lot of research on this topic. I recently rode a Lyft scooter in San Antonio and it would save me so much money and time and as a future law school student I

Improper Citations?

Question MW stated: Not a question, but an attempt to make known that The Hillsboro Police Dept. is issuing $165.00 tickets on first offense to bicyclist for traveling on A1A between Deerfield Beach and Pompano. Added to Light House Point’s

Direction on Sidewalk

Question Herman asked: As we should know by now, here in Florida, per F.S. 316.2065 subsection 9: (9) A person propelling a vehicle by human power upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk,

Riding in the Roadway Required?

Question David asked: When you are riding your bike and there is a designated bike lane are you required by Florida law to ride your bike in that lane and not on the sidewalk? I was riding my bike on

How Many on a Bike?

Question Paul asked: Is it illegal to ride a bike with somebody else? Answer s. 316.2065 – Bicycle Regulations (3)(a) A bicycle may not be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is

Which Side of the Roadway?

Question Jennifer asked: Does Florida law state that if it is too dangerous for a bicyclist to ride on the right side of the road with traffic that they can choose to ride on the left? Answer State law requires

Power Generated by a Bicycle

Question Joel asked: Does a bicycle have to be a direct pedal drive to be a bicycle? Or can you pedal to generate electricity to power an electric motor, accessories, and charge batteries? Answer As long as the bicycle meets