Bikes on Sidewalks
Bill asked: What is the Florida law regarding riding bikes on sidewalks?
Bicycles may be operated on sidewalks unless there is a local ordinance to the contrary. You should check your community codes at Muni-Codes (your city or county) to determine if such an ordinance exists. Cyclists on the sidewalk have the same rights and duties as pedestrians under the same circumstances, and must yield to pedestrians.
s. 316.2065 – Bicycle Regulations
(9) A person propelling a vehicle by human power 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.
(10) 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.