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 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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Right of Way on Bike Paths

Question Pete asked:  There is a multi-use trail that places stop or yield signs facing trail users where the trail crosses roads or entrances into business, and the crosswalks are marked. While riding recently, we approached one of the yield

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Pedestrians on Shared Use Paths

Question There are an amazing number of conflictual responses to this dilemma.  On the “shared path” on Pine Island in Lee County there are no lines marking the path or in any way designating flow of traffic for cyclists or

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Keep Right on Bike Paths

Question Chris asked:  Do any Florida laws apply to cyclists riding on bike paths?  Does each rider have a duty to stay to the right?

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