Bike Paths

A bike path is a roadway upon which motorized vehicles may not proceed.  It is not a sidewalk and is physically separated from the roadway.  Bicyclists are not required to use a bike path even if it is adjacent to the roadway.  There are few provisions in the statutes that apply to bike paths, and many are considered multi-use paths for pedestrians and bicyclists.  They may be regulated by the jurisdictions through which they pass.

Category: Bike Paths

A bike path is a roadway upon which motorized vehicles may not proceed.  It is not a sidewalk and is physically separated from the roadway.  Bicyclists are not required to use a bike path even if it is adjacent to the roadway.  There are few provisions in the statutes that apply to bike paths, and many are considered multi-use paths for pedestrians and bicyclists.  They may be regulated by the jurisdictions through which they pass.

Bike Path Stop Pavement Markings

  Question Dan asked: Are pathway pavement markings indicating pathway users to stop at side streets and driveways – primarily in locations where adjacent roadway traffic isn’t required to stop – enforceable if there’s no corresponding traffic control device (i.e.

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Electric Skateboards

Question Richard asked: I recently purchased an electric skateboard from BoostedBoards (boostedboards.com). These are electric skateboards designed as commuter boards with electric motors, 20mph speeds, and regenerative brakes. I’m perplexed by where I am legally allowed to ride. I reside

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Bus in Bike Lane

Question Terrence asked: I’ve had this happen several times and I cannot find the relevant F.S. When buses are discharging passengers, do they need to take the bike lane in order to discharge onto the sidewalk or can they discharge

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Bike Path Crosswalk

Question Harry asked: Recently the city of Inverness, FL redesigned a major crossing of the Withlacoochee State Trail which I fear has increased the danger for trail users who are attempting to cross N Apopka Ave. I’m hoping you can

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Bike Path Crosswalks

Question Suzanne asked: In the city of Palm Coast, FL – Flagler Cty. the city has provided bike paths/walk paths along many city streets.  These paths are approx.7-9 feet in width. The road speeds vary from 45 to 55 mph.

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Vehicles on Bike Paths and Sidewalks

Question Nicodemus asked: Let’s say I have my moped, and I turn off both the gas motor AND the electric motor, meaning the vehicle is now propelled exclusively by human power. Now is my moped allowed on the sidewalk/bike path?

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Bike Path Stop Signs

Question Jeanne asked:  Is it required that you stop at the posted stop signs on the bike paths if no one is coming? Is this considered a moving violation?  Some of the stop signs on the path off Hwy 70

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Work Zones

Question Hank asked:  Here on Key Biscayne we have a recent development that’s highly problematic for cyclists.  One of the bridges on the Rickenbacker Causeway, the main artery linking Key Biscayne with the mainland, needs serious repairs. This is a

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Bike Path Hours of Use

Question Marcus asked:  It has come to my attention that being on State Trail or Bike Trail is illegal after sunset. I have asked numerous times for the reference to the Statute Law of Florida regarding this exact rule.  No

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Bicyclists on Bike Paths

Question Mike also asked: Florida Statues define a crosswalk as existing within the lines of sidewalks approaching a street.   And the statutes are strong regarding the rights of pedestrians within those crosswalks. What if it is an intersection of

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