Bicyclists in Crosswalks


Debbie asked: Is there a law that you are supposed to walk your bike through the crosswalk and not ride it?


There is no state law that requires a cyclist to dismount in a crosswalk.  In fact, the applicable statute states that cyclists riding in the crosswalk have the same rights and duties they have while on a sidewalk.

s. 316.2065 – Bicycle Regulations

(10)  A person propelling a vehicle by human power upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway and along a crosswalk, has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.

I am aware of one situation in which there is a local ordinance that requires dismounting before crossing a roadway in a crosswalk.  You should check with your local authorities for such regulations.

2 Comments on “Bicyclists in Crosswalks

  1. Local ordinances can usually be found online. Suppose the name of the city is Dolce Vita Beach. Then we would search for “Dolce Vita Beach Code of Ordinances”. Any regulations pertaining to cycling are usually kept in a chapter titled “Traffic”.

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