[Tagging] Usefulness of bicycle=dismount on ways

Elena ``of Valhalla'' elena.valhalla at gmail.com
Wed Oct 16 08:34:57 UTC 2013


On 2013-10-16 at 10:10:50 +0200, Georg Feddern wrote:
> Am 16.10.2013 09:23, schrieb Volker Schmidt:
> >(this thread is so long now, that I  don't remember if I have
> >inserted "my" problem  with bicycle=no/dismount)
> >
> >Here in Italy we have heaps of pedestrian-only crossings, which
> >are  part of dedicated combined foot-cycle paths or even pure
> >cycle paths. The legal requirements is that cyclists dismount to
> >use them (which no cyclist does, but that's a different story).
> 
> Where did you get this "legal requirement" from?
> As a tourist I wouldn't interprete the sign as "forced to dismount",
> just as "there is no combined footway/cycleway" anymore.

It comes from the traffic law: regular crossings are bu default for 
pedestrians only, so if you are on a bicicles you have to dismount and "turn 
yourself into a pedestrian". There are special crossings 
that allow both bicicles and pedestrians where you can cross 
without dismounting, but they are quite rare (in my town 
I can remember only one).

-- 
Elena ``of Valhalla''



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