Misc

In-line or other skates, coasters, toy vehicles or other similar devices are not permitted in the roadway except crossing in a crosswalk.  The bike lane is part of the roadway.

Category: Misc

In-line or other skates, coasters, toy vehicles or other similar devices are not permitted in the roadway except crossing in a crosswalk.  The bike lane is part of the roadway.

Finding Local Ordinances

Question Andy asked: Is there any way to find out what municipalities in Florida have banned e-bikes from their bike paths and boardwalks? I’ve been told they are illegal on the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, all multi-use paths on Sanibel, and

Posted in Ask Geo, Misc, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

More Harassment

Question David asked: Four years ago I moved into a gated community here in S. Florida that has it’s own private security patrols. I started riding my bicycle throughout the community (approx. 9 miles per loop) One by one other

Posted in Ask Geo, Misc

Harassment

Question Tom asked: Is it illegal to yell, scream, honk, or otherwise harass another driver, specially a bicyclist? If so would recording the actions of these events be of any use or would law enforcement turn a blind eye as

Posted in Ask Geo, Misc

Parking a Bike

Question Zaribel asked: I recently moved to the USA and I want to bike to work everyday. Where does one usually park their bikes if there’s no bike rack? Example: ToysRUs, Publix, Walmart, etc.

Posted in Ask Geo, Misc

Restricted Access to Public Road

Question Joel asked: Its a practice of some communities in Florida with public streets to set up gates and guardhouses. I used to ride freely through Golden Beach, but a few months ago they installed locked gates on the pedestrian

Posted in Ask Geo, Misc

Texting While Cycling

Question Robert asked: Is it illegal to text and ride a bike?

Posted in Ask Geo, Misc

Condo Rules

Question David asked: I live in a high-rise condo of 112 apts. The condo docs say “bicycles may be stored in units or other specially designated areas” there is a bicycle rack outside open to weather. I have an indoor

Posted in Ask Geo, Misc

Lighting and Bike Racks at Buildings

Question Hector asked: What are the rules on placement and lighting of bike racks in front of buildings in the state of FL?

Posted in Ask Geo, Misc, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

Bicycle Helmets and DUI

Question Martin asked: I would like to know in detail Florida law when riding a bicycle, Including helmets for all ages and alcohol consumption.

Posted in Ask Geo, Helmets, Misc

Jurisdiction Over Bike Path

Question Harry asked: Does the manager of a shared-use path (managed by the DEP) have the authority to permit the public to drive motorized vehicles on it? F.S. § 316.1995 seems to be very clear that no one may drive

Posted in Ask Geo, Bike Paths, Misc