Someone aware me as to why it is illegal for a bicycle to ride on the sidewalk. Why are they supposed to ride on the road?
IMO, a cyclist on the road is a nuisance, and a danger to himself. I see this all the time. Usually, there is an unused sidewalk that the cyclist could be using, but instead he's on the road, slowing down traffic and creating an unsafe environment for himself and the cars that have to either drive within a couple feet of him, or slow down and change lanes to avoid him.
Why aren't bicycles supposed to ride on the sidewalk? It just seems so much safer to me. Usually sidewalks aren't being used. If there is a person walking on the sidewalk, it isn't hard to just slow down and ride around them.
Now before someone points out that that is the same thing I just said a second ago for cars, my point is that if there were ever a collision between bicycle and pedestrian on a sidewalk, it would almost always result in less injury than a collision between a cyclist and an automobile on the road.
Someone aware me on why the law is the way it is. Just doesn't make sense to me.