Sidewalk cycling in Lake Worth
Mary asked: I am wondering about local ordinance in Lake Worth Florida about legalities of riding my bike on the sidewalks with Lake Worth, FL. Can I ride a bike on Lake Worth, FL sidewalks? I see the Florida rules but looking for the local ordinance on this.
I can find no ordinance for Lake Worth or Palm Beach County that would prohibit cycling on sidewalks. You may also want to call your local police department if you still have questions.
Lake Worth’s Code of Ordinances contains the rather unusual provision (sec. 8-7) that
“Every person operating a bicycle…shall at all times and under all conditions yield the right-of-way to pedestrians on the streets, highways, parkways, public places and crosswalks”,
i.e., not only to a pedestrian on a sidewalk or crosswalk (as required by s. 316.2065(9), F.S.), but anywhere on the street.
There is an ordinance on the books..
The downtown area of Lake Worth has no bicycle riding on the sidewalk.
I live there and can tell you that from A street all the way to the beach and from 2nd Ave north and south, there is no bicycles allowed on the sidewalks.
If you need any more info, I can supply it for you.
Sec. 7-4. – Use of bicycles, roller skates, skateboards or other type of coaster vehicles.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle, roller skates, a skateboard or other type of coaster vehicle upon any sidewalk or other pedestrian way located in the city’s beach and casino areas, and in the downtown area of the city, bounded on the north by the northern boundary of the right-of-way known as Second Avenue North, on the west by the western boundary of the right-of-way known as A Street, on the south by the southern boundary of the right-of-way known as First Avenue South and on the east by the eastern boundary of the right-of-way known as Golfview Lane.
Thanks Special Fx,
i missed that one.
I live here too, too bad the law does not enforce this law!!