Eyes on the Street: Are motorized vehicles allowed on multi-use paths?

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A video, recorded by Orlando resident Hogan Birney, is making the rounds on social media of a local UPS truck driving on a bike path alongside Bumby Avenue in Audubon Park.

This isn’t an isolated case, as anyone in the Lake Highland area can attest to, as Lake Highland Prep security guards regularly patrol the baseball fields by golf cart on the Orlando Urban Trail on a daily basis. But what are the rules?

So, we spoke with the City of Orlando about who was allowed to do what.

“These multi-use paths throughout the city are specifically designed to provide safe transportation links, recreational areas and outdoor fitness opportunities for a variety of users, including pedestrians and bicyclists.

Vehicles on these paths, including golf carts, cars or trucks is illegal and we encourage residents to report these occurrences to the Orlando Police Department. The only motor vehicles authorized on the paths include maintenance and emergency vehicles, when necessary.” – Jessica Diane Garcia, Public Information Officer

So there you have it. It doesn’t matter who you are, bike paths and trails are not for motorized vehicles. So stay in your lane.

 

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  1. It’s also illegal to drive an e-bike on a path (or a sidewalk) with the motor running (it’s okay if you’re only pedaling).
    FS 316.1995 Driving upon sidewalk or bicycle path.—
    (1) Except as provided in s. 316.008 or s. 316.212(8), a person may not drive any vehicle other than by human power upon a bicycle path, sidewalk, or sidewalk area, except upon a permanent or duly authorized temporary driveway.
    (A bicycle is a vehicle, so an e-bike with the motor running would be driving a “vehicle other than by human power.”)

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