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Old 08-16-2011, 04:41 AM
 
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obviously not the highway, but roads here do not have any sidewalks, talking specifically now of Northwest, leave the subdivision which also has no sidewalks, cars passing by and obviously there are a very few who choose not to drive to commute. It only takes 1 person to walk or ride a bike to disrupt traffic in these places. This is one of the negative consequences for not providing the basics for pedestrians and bicyclists. Why must they assume that everyone chooses to drive in order to commute? Only 24 mins after escaping this particular subdivision on bike and 60 cars had to move off the lane to make way.

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Old 08-22-2011, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Acworth
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Let me stop you right here.

By law, bicycles cannot be on sidewalks! They have to use the R O A D, like cars. Thanks for complaining about the lack of sidewalks for you to break the law on though.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Let me stop you right here.

By law, bicycles cannot be on sidewalks! They have to use the R O A D, like cars. Thanks for complaining about the lack of sidewalks for you to break the law on though.
Many of the secondary roads where I used to live had sidewalks and either a dedicated bike lane or a designated bike lane on the side of the roadway, and almost the entire metro had an extensive network of bike trails.

Atlanta has a long ways to go in making itself bicycle friendly.

To the original poster, this is a very good site if you want to learn about about Georgia law:

Safety & Education
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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Let me stop you right here.
By law, bicycles cannot be on sidewalks! They have to use the R O A D, like cars.
I believe this is controlled by local ordinance, not by state law. Atlanta, for example, prohibits anyone 13 or older from riding on a sidewalk (it also does not seem to allow an adult to accompany a child under 13 on a sidewalk).

But there are plenty of reasons why riding a bicycle on a sidewalk is a bad idea.
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