Riding in the Roadway Required?
David asked: When you are riding your bike and there is a designated bike lane are you required by Florida law to ride your bike in that lane and not on the sidewalk? I was riding my bike on the sidewalk where there was a designated bike lane and a car made a right hand turn crashing into me. The police officer gave me a ticket for failing to obey road signs!!!!
There is no statute that requires that a cyclist ride in the roadway, which includes the bike lane, and avoid using the sidewalk unless a local ordinance prohibits the use of the sidewalk. See other posts on this site about crossing a roadway from a sidewalk.