Sarasota Sidewalk Cycling
Linda asked: Is it legal to ride bicycle on a sidewalk in Sarasota, Fl?
Bicycles are permitted on sidewalks in Sarasota. The wording of the local ordinances is identical to the Florida Bicycle Regulations.
Sarasota Code of Ordinances
Sec. 33-194. – Right-of-way of Pedestrians.
A person propelling a bicycle upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
Sec. 33-195. – Rider has Rights and Duties of a pedestrian.
A person propelling a bicycle upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.
You can access the Muni-codes for Sarasota here: