- May 26, 2018
Is it OK to ride on the side walks ? I live in Phoenix Az
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. 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).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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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.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.