Can cyclists ride on sidewalks? What if there is a bike lane available? Is the cyclist required to use the bike lane instead of the sidewalk? We will discuss these issues in the following video. The full transcript is below.


Barthelette Law – Your Florida Bicycle Accident Attorney

Can cyclists ride on sidewalks? Yes, they can!

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Full Transcript

00:07  hi i’m greg barthelette with barthelette

00:09  law and i’m a florida bicycle accident

00:12  attorney

00:13  in today’s video we’re going to talk
00:15  about cyclists and sidewalks
00:17  and specifically are cyclists allowed to
00:20  ride on sidewalks well under florida law
00:23  yes
00:24  cyclists may use sidewalks
00:26  however
00:28  they do have to give pedestrians the
00:30  right of way
00:31  now what if a bike lane is available
00:34  if a bike lane is available
00:36  are cyclists still allowed to ride on
00:38  sidewalks the answer
00:40  yes
00:41  even when a bicycle lane is available or
00:43  a bike lane is available
00:45  cyclists are still allowed to ride on
00:47  sidewalks
00:48  the question is really what’s safer for
00:50  the cyclist
00:51  sometimes the sidewalk may be safer and
00:54  other times the bike lane may be safer
00:56  it’s up to the cyclist to decide
00:59  as always ride safely