[Tagging] Usefulness of bicycle=dismount on ways

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 09:45:33 UTC 2013

2013/10/8 Dominik George <nik at naturalnet.de>

> Yes it does. If there is only a footway sign, cyclists are allowed to use
> the road. If there is a sign telling to dismount the bike, cyclists must
> use the pedestrian way, pushing their bike.

Given that you seem to refer to the situation in Germany, can you give some
reference to back up this view? AFAIK "Radfahrer absteigen" is not a sign
described in the StVO., nor is it contained in the "Bußgeldkatalog"
(schedule of fines), see e.g. here: (in German)
http://de.fahrrad.wikia.com/wiki/Radfahrer_absteigen and here:

The second document cites a situation like the one you describe and
indicates that you can use the road if there is a bicycle dismount on the
cycleway / pedestrian way.

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