[Tagging] sidewalks

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 15:59:21 BST 2010


2010/8/27 Alberto Nogaro <bartosomail at yahoo.it>:
>>-1. "no" is too strong: pedestrians are never forbidden to go on a
>>road (except for motorways, at least in Italy).
>
> Not really. In Italy pedestrians are forbidden to walk on any road, when
> paths (such as sidewalks) designated for pedestrians are available. They are
> only allowed to walk on a road when designated paths either don't exist or
> are some reason unusable (see Codice della strada, paragraph 190, clause 1).
> I don't know about other countries, though.


it is the same in Germany, but if you are carrying big stuff with you
(e.g. hand barrow), and you would encumber other pedestrians you have
to go on the road even if there is a sidewalk.

cheers,
Martin



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