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What is the difference between a bike path (or mixed use path) and a sidewalk? You're allowed to ride on a bike path, you're generally not allowed to ride on a sidewalk. The visible difference is the signage on the bike path saying bicycles are allowed there. A sidewalk is normally the default label for any non-vehicle path next to a road. They're ...


In the US it varies by state. Here in Washington State, a bike on the road is considered a vehicle, while a bike on a sidewalk or crosswalk is considered a pedestrian. From RCW (Revised Code of Washington) 46.61.755: (1) Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable ...


Short answer: a cyclist may use walking facilities when the cyclist is walking. Not riding; and scooting on one pedal is still riding.

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