Bicycles on Sanibel Island


Pam asked: If there is a bike path, can bikers still ride on the street on Sanibel Island, Fl


Lacking a local ordinance to the contrary, operators of human powered vehicles have the same rights and duties as other drivers.  The use of the roadways is one of the basic rights.

s.  316.2065Bicycle 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 ….

I can find no local ordinance that would limit operation of bicycles on the roadway when bike paths exist in Lee County or Sanibel.  There are other bicycle related ordinances that operators should know.  You can see the ordinances by searching Sanibel FL Muni Codes.

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