Paved shoulder

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Pedestrians in a Bike lane

Question Joe asked: While riding with traffic, single file, I often encounter walkers/joggers coming toward me, against the flow of traffic. Question is, who has the “right of way”?

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Cycling on the Paved Shoulder

Question Evan asked: On this page, http://flbikelaw.org/2012/05/walking-on-a-one-way-street/, you seem to agree that it is legal, but not recommended, to ride against traffic if on the shoulder.  Does this include the paved portion outside the white line?

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Cycling the Florida Keys

Question David asked:  Is it possible to ride my bicycle through the Keys safely and legally.  I would start in Miami and like to ride up to Key West.

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Wide Load

Question Ron asked:  I just experienced a rather close call with a semi transporting a rather wide boat. The semi was immediately preceded by a “safety vehicle” with flashing lights, etc. I was riding the paved shoulder of SR40. The

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Pedestrians and Bike Lanes

Question Alex asked:  What do the statutes say about cyclists and pedestrians, particularly when a pedestrian enters a designated bicycle lane?  What does it say when both are using a paved shoulder?

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Walking on a One-Way Street

Question Nathan asked: Is there a legal way to walk with traffic on a one-way street without sidewalks? Or do you have to go to the next block?

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Right Turn Only Lanes

Question Nathan asked: You’ve said that FDOT no longer uses undesignated bike lanes. Is this why I’ve been recently seeing bike lanes that exist only to the left of right-turn lanes, and revert to shoulder before and after (forcing a

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Cyclist Passing a Stopped Bus

Question Frugopolis asked: What is the proper side to pass a bus stopped at a bus stop? Sometimes they stop in the lane of traffic leaving the shoulder open for me to pass on the right, but departing bus passengers

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How Wide is a Bike Lane?

Question Herman asked:  Is there a minimum width requirement for a bike lane to be a bike lane?

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Shoulder Marked as a Bike Lane

Question Nathan asked:  Are you required to use a shoulder that is marked as a bike lane? For example: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=29.68452,-82.228471&spn=0.008296,0.016512&gl=us&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=29.684345,-82.228663&panoid=hnjR0kHKenOb_aRjkq9rSQ&cbp=12,248.86,,0,0.09 This is obviously a shoulder, yet a sign says BIKE LANE BEGINS. (Incidentally, there’s a share the road sign just

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