When I linked out to Mr Roadshow’s sidewalk cycling column yesterday, I wanted to make my post a little more informative by listing out the sidewalk cycling rules in the various Bay Area cities.
I happen to know that sidewalk cycling is allowed in San Jose, banned in all of Campbell, and prohibited in Palo Alto’s Central Business District, but beyond that my knowledge is a patchwork of incomplete knowledge.
Another 32% ban cycling in the “Central Business District” (CBD), although definitions of a CBD might vary. About half of these local codes use the CVC definition of a business district; the other half uses a local definition of a CBD.
Other variations are sidewalk cycling allowed everywhere only by minors (two percent), and six percent ban cycling in the business district for everybody except minors.
So what about the San Francisco Bay Area? Where is sidewalk cycling allowed, and where is it prohibited? Chris created a document highlighting this region’s sidewalk cycling laws, too. Thank you to Christopher Kidd for this.