Driver or Pedestrian?
Michele asked: Are bicyclists required to ride in the lane the same direction as the traffic or do they ride in the lane facing traffic as a pedestrian does?
Bicyclists are operating vehicles and are required to follow the same rules as other drivers when in the roadway.
s. 316.2065 – Bicycle Regulations
(1) Every person propelling a vehicle by human power has all of the rights and all of the duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle
When on a sidewalk, bicyclists follow pedestrian rules.
(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.