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Old 10-19-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Findlay, OH
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I've been digging into this for a while and can't seem to find the answer. While I know there's a dicey helmet law (re: Mullman warning ticket), and bikes are allowed on sidewalks unless otherwise noted (See Sec 14-107 (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Transportation/Bicycle/Bicycle+laws+code.htm - broken link) of the Charlotte DOT bicycle laws), does a cyclist have to ride on the right while on the sidewalk?

I would think so, considering if they run out of sidewalk they'd need to be on the roadway. At that time, I know they need to ride on the right [NC Gen Stat. Sec. 20-146(a)].
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:22 PM
 
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I'm just going to throw a guess in here.

I would guess that since a bicycle is on the sidewalk, that motor vehicle regulation would not apply. In other words, bicycles are suppose to stay on the right side of the road, because all other vehicles are required to do so.

I could be wrong however
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:27 PM
 
Location: southern california
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most cities require a bike ride aka a moving vehicle to ride with traffic.
life is pretty rough on bikers. you gota obey everything, auto drivers only obligation is to
call 911 to deal with your broken body.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Just for clarification, and the fact that I'm too lazy to look it up, are all riders supposed to be wearing a helmet or just riders under a certain age?
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Findlay, OH
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Just for clarification, and the fact that I'm too lazy to look it up, are all riders supposed to be wearing a helmet or just riders under a certain age?
It's expressed as "Under 16," [See p.7 of the NC Bicycle Guidebook] but apparently Mullman got a warning ticket at 40. ::shrug::
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Maybe he looks young for his age. lol
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Maybe he looks young for his age. lol

That's funny!
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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most cities require a bike ride aka a moving vehicle to ride with traffic.
life is pretty rough on bikers. you gota obey everything, auto drivers only obligation is to call 911 to deal with your broken body.
I've seen plenty of bikers who have blown through 4 way stops and red lights. I occasionally see a guy who rides up Idewild in the AM and have seen him blow the red light at WT Harris a couple times. Anyone who rides a bike that way deserves getting hit.

If I see them blow stop signs, I like to get ahead of them and then pull real close to the curb at the next one so they can't slide around if there is a line of cars.
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:11 AM
 
Location: CLT native
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Maybe he looks young for his age. lol
LOL, I do actually!
But not quite 16.

I simply took the words of the officer as fact and did not bother to look up the law.
It appears that he was wrong...
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:36 AM
 
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I've seen plenty of bikers who have blown through 4 way stops and red lights. I occasionally see a guy who rides up Idewild in the AM and have seen him blow the red light at WT Harris a couple times. Anyone who rides a bike that way deserves getting hit.

If I see them blow stop signs, I like to get ahead of them and then pull real close to the curb at the next one so they can't slide around if there is a line of cars.

"Deserves to get hit" ?!? WTF dude? He's on a BIKE. He's inconsequential to you. Why do you have to lord over the road? Charlotte is one of the single worst cities for bike commuters and you wanna harass him? That ain't how we do things in the South.
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