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Riding on side walks is a safety hazard for pedestrians peddle bikes are eh you can get away with it but a motorized bike i would not ride on the sidewalk a cop would probably give you a harder time if you were zipping a engine powered bike down sidewalks better to stay on the shoulder and learn proper hand signals when turning
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bakaneko

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Riding on side walks is a safety hazard for pedestrians peddle bikes are eh you can get away with it but a motorized bike i would not ride on the sidewalk a cop would probably give you a harder time if you were zipping a engine powered bike down sidewalks better to stay on the shoulder and learn proper hand signals when turning
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Question... how many motorist actually know the bicyclist hand signs? I simply point with my arm and hand that I am turning right or left. :sneaky: Also, the sidewalk is horrible because there is so much variation on the riding surface (bumps, inclines, ridges, declines) that if you are going at speed will quickly ruin your day and you can hurt someone too. I like to ride on the shoulder line paint. It has the least surface friction (faster speed/less power) and all the junk that gets thrown from the road usually don't end up there (smoother surface than pavement).
 
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There's a guy here in Colorado Springs whose an epileptic has seizures rides on the sidewalk dose not dare ride in the street can't get any license vehicle it almost pisses me off, he is so damn slow has to make so many left and right angle turns.
But I can empathize with him I once had a drug induce seizure the most horrifying thing to pass out out wake up banging your head against anything hard. I had to put on a motorcycle helmet jump a fence with blanket at night to a golf course to pass out wake up banging my head on the lawn guess he is just as scared.

So, I think it would be ok I use to ride sidewalks until I got confident of traffic, but don't make YouTube videos riding the sidewalk people boo and cuss to stay the hell off the sidewalk.

I know it's legal here because we have NORAD here and many military bases. I talk to the airforce and there are military preparedness laws possible EMF effect only thing to relay message is bike rider from one base to another you don't even need a light due to there may be a sniper waiting to shoot message riders at night so they made it a no law so the police won't impair a message rider. I got stop one night by a lady cop said hey aren't you supposed to have a headlight? Nope, it's the law no bike lights are privileged!

So your probably ok, unless you hit someone and get sued carry insurance if you can afford it.
 
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check your State's laws concerning bike lanes.. Some states have a rule about shared pedestrian/bike paths with not allowing engine powered vehicles and some bike paths/lanes are strictly meant for pedal powered bikes.
 
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check your State's laws concerning bike lanes.. Some states have a rule about shared pedestrian/bike paths with not allowing engine powered vehicles and some bike paths/lanes are strictly meant for pedal powered bikes.
This is true, but for the most part, you can ride a moped in the bike lane as long as it's not really crowded with bicycles, in that case you should ride in the car lane, and always pass bicycles riding in the bike lane by moving into the car lane. However, bike paths are different, bike paths are roads that are only for peddle bicycles, they don't always run next to automobile roads, around here you cannot ride a motorized bicycle on a bicycle path unless you cut the motor and peddle it.
 
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I currently live in Billings, Mt. Not bike freindly, i ride both motered and pedal bikes.
I ride on off sidewalks , where ever i wont get hit, with/against traffic , very defensive.
See cops all the time never had a problen, they understand, ppl here will hit you, and there would not be sympathy from a jury, as mindset here is, why ainy tbat guy in a car, hes csusing problems the road is for cars.
After living in many places in USA i ride wherever is safe to survive another day.
Riding is only option for me to stay free , ppl driving here think im riding cuz im out to save the planet , (like it would help , more like pizzin in the ocean )i ride to live, get to work etc.
 

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