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To Pedestrians In Pittsburgh

If you’re a pedestrian, and have ever yelled at me for riding my bike on the sidewalk, claiming that it’s “illegal” to do so. I have words for you:


Suck It.

Suck It.


Title 75, Chapter 33, Section 3508 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes states:

(a) Right-of-way to pedestrians.– A person riding a pedalcycle upon a sidewalk or pedalcycle path used by pedestrians shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing a pedestrian.

(b) Business districts.– A person shall not ride a pedalcycle upon a sidewalk in a business district unless permitted by official traffic-control devices, nor when a usable pedalcycle-only lane has been provided adjacent to the sidewalk.


In short, unless specifically prohibited or in a “business district” (downtown) or there’s a bike lane (and if you’re riding in the sidewalk at that point, you’re a terrible person), I can ride my damn bike wherever I want (as long as I’m nice about it).




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  1. Chuan says

    Pedalcycles are the future. Suckit, footwalkers.

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