[Tagging] designated bike lane

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Jan 7 04:27:21 GMT 2011


On 01/04/2011 08:46 AM, Anthony wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 3:22 AM, Paul Johnson <baloo-PVOPTusIyP/srOwW+9ziJQ at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>> On 01/03/2011 08:11 AM, Dave F. 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?
>>
>> It's not posted, but it is codified as such in state law.  Oregon
>> expressly limits bicycles to walking speed on sidewalks, all states
>> consider bicycles as vehicles that must obey vehicle law as applicable
>> (including not driving on sidewalks, which makes the whole "walking
>> speed" thing moot in Oregon anyway).
> 
> Your statement that bicycles are prohibited from driving on sidewalks
> in "all states" is not correct.  Florida statutes explicitly state:
> "A person propelling a vehicle by human power upon and along a
> sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, has all the
> rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same
> circumstances."

But does Florida state that bicycles are vehicles and such laws apply to
them?  If so, that would be the overriding factor.  If not, eh,
Florida's weird enough to get it's own tag on FARK...

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