Rights & Duties

stopped_at_lightGenerally, bicyclists and other operators of human powered vehicles have the same rights and duties as other drivers unless specified in the statutes.

For example, cyclists must not drive too fast for the conditions:

s. 316.183 – Unlawful Speed

(1)No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.

but are not subject to the slow speed and impeding traffic provision because they are not motor vehicles.

(5)No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic

Under certain conditions, cyclists must keep right and in bike lanes, but there are many exceptions specified in the statutes.

Bicyclists on the sidewalk have the same rights and duties as pedestrians.

The most basic right of all vehicle operators, including bicyclists, is that they are entitled to the use of the roadway.

Category: Rights & Duties

stopped_at_lightGenerally, bicyclists and other operators of human powered vehicles have the same rights and duties as other drivers unless specified in the statutes.

For example, cyclists must not drive too fast for the conditions:

s. 316.183 – Unlawful Speed

(1)No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.

but are not subject to the slow speed and impeding traffic provision because they are not motor vehicles.

(5)No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic

Under certain conditions, cyclists must keep right and in bike lanes, but there are many exceptions specified in the statutes.

Bicyclists on the sidewalk have the same rights and duties as pedestrians.

The most basic right of all vehicle operators, including bicyclists, is that they are entitled to the use of the roadway.

Which Side of the Roadway?

Question Erin asked: Which statue tells you what side of the road a bicyclist has to ride in the state of Florida? And by Florida state law you have to ride with the flow of traffic while riding a bicycle,

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Local Ordinance and eBikes

Question Mike asked: Can a local government outlaw or regulate use of e-bikes even though the e-bike meets the statutory definition of an e-bike?

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles, Rights & Duties

Bicycles on UCF Campus Sidewalks and Roadways

Question Kyminda asked: What is the law for a bike rider who is riding on the sidewalk on UCF campus as far as: Is it legal to ride on the sidewalk in UCF campus? Do they have to ride on

Posted in Ask Geo, Rights & Duties, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

Bicyclists Rights and Duties

Question Buck asked: Can I ride my 3 wheel bike on New Tampa hwy in Lakeland, Fl between N Galloway Rd and George Jenkins Blvd in low traffic times during the day.

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Bicycling in a Parking Lot

Question Kelby asked: Is it legal to ride a bicycle in a parking lot?

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Bikes on Daytona Beach

Question Rhett asked: Can I ride my bicycle anywhere on the sand of Daytona Beach?

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Handbikes

Question Rafael asked: Hello. I am paraplegic and intend to do a handbike crossing throughout the state of Florida. I have some doubts. Do the same rules for bikes also apply to the handbike? Are there any restrictions on using

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Is a Xich lo a bicycle?

Question Daniel asked: I have an actual Vietnamese xich lo. If unfamiliar with a xich lo, it is basically a bicycle frame that has a place for passengers to ride attached to its front. Its probably easier just to Google

Posted in Ask Geo, Definitions, Program Updates, Rights & Duties

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?

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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?

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