[Tagging] designated bike lane

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 14:36:39 GMT 2011

On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 9:11 AM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:
> On 03/01/2011 03:50, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> On 01/01/2011 07:54 AM, Dave F. wrote:
>>> Is the adjacent path shared? if so, note that that would be the safer
>>> passage.
>> Most states prohibit bicycles from sidewalks, or limit their speed to a
>> walking speed on sidewalks, making them useless for bicyclists.
> Really? Is that US thing? Do they have signs? What about joggers & runners?

In Florida, bikes are allowed on sidewalks by default unless the city
bans them (Orlando does, for example, with no signs posted). Speed is
not limited, but pedestrians have right-of-way.

>>   That,
>> and nobody expects vehicles to be driving on the sidewalk to start with,
>> so it's not a safer option for the bicycle operator, other traffic, or
>> pedestrians to have bicycles there.
> I clearly stated *if*.

Even if the sidewalk were officially designated as a shared path, that
would not make it any safer.

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