I am curious to find out if any one bicycle rider was ever ticketed by the CPD for riding a bicycle on a Sidewalk? If so, how much did that Traffic Ticket cost and what was the outcome of the Case after the Hearing in Traffic Court?
The reason I am asking this is because many times I feel ultimately safer riding my bicycle on a Sidewalk instead of the Traffic filled with 2 to 3.5 Ton Vehicles and SUVs that I don't want be hit with at any speed! I await your replies! Steve
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"Feel" safer is certainly the right word
Drivers don't watch for people moving more than 5mph at intersections. If you go through at 10+ mph, which is pretty slow by cycling standards, cars aren't going to be expecting you. They have no reason to expect you. No one should be going that fast on a sidewalk. Drivers are looking for pedestrians before they turn, and if there is no one coming within a certain distance it is safe to go through. A bike can cover that distance in a much, much shorter length of time -- just enough time to get creamed by the car.
So it isn't just that you are a danger to others, you are much more likely to get right-hooked at every single driveway and intersection.