Morse Boulevard - three questions

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Old 02-13-2015, 04:53 PM
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Does The Villages prohibit biking on the sidewalk? I wouldn't bike on the sidewalk in the squares. It's way too busy.

This is all I could find about biking on the sidewalk.
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(9) A person propelling a vehicle by human power upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.
(10) A person propelling a bicycle upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:01 PM
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1) When a roadway has a bicycle & Cart Lane or for that matter any roadway with a bicycle lane along the curb is IS NOT FOR WALKING!
I agree with you that care is needed, but there are several such roads (Del Mar for example) where the end of the multi-modal lane has a sign "Ped Lane Ends", the implication being that pedestrians have a right to be in that lane.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:02 PM
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Does The Villages prohibit biking on the sidewalk? I wouldn't bike on the sidewalk in the squares. It's way too busy.

This is all I could find about biking on the sidewalk.
The 2014 Florida Statutes

(9) A person propelling a vehicle by human power upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.
(10) A person propelling a bicycle upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.

Stand corrected--although I"m not certain that law is the same in every state. I know I've heard about warnings being issued here about carts on sidewalks.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:31 PM
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I have three questions regarding Morse Boulevard, north of 466:

1) each side lane is marked "Golf cart and bike lane". Are they really multi-modal, or are walkers meant to walk on the grass (which is full of ruts and pot-holes)?

North of 466, those lanes ARE for walkers also, and they are dangerous because most walkers face traffic, and carts must be alert, wait for traffic to clear so they can go around walkers.

2) the roundabout at the north end of Morse is encircled by a golf-cart path. Is this a roundabout, too, or can golf carts go either way round it?

I asked similar question regarding being waved thru at this intersection, very dangerous, especially when you approach area that allows room for only one cart to park waiting for traffic to clear b4 proceeding.

3) I have seen golf-carts traveling south stop at the Rio Grande traffic lights, then proceed as if they were going "right on red". This is no more dangerous than a true "right on red" but is it legal?

Should probably merge into traffic if making a turn here but certainly with a lot of caution. Bottom line BE CAREFUL and BE SAFE.

My thinking is:
1) the lanes should be treated as true multi-modal;
2) should be treated as a roundabout;
3) stop and wait for the green light.

I am interested in what your answer would be to each of the above but, also, where might I find a definitive, legally-binding answer to these questions?

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Another scary intersection, Rio Grande and Del Mar, snowbirds still are not use to seeing a 4-way stop there and frequently run stop-sign. SCARY! I tried to answer other questions next to the question above.

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Old 02-13-2015, 06:17 PM
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1. Walkers should walk on their neighborhood streets if they want to make it back home in one piece.

2. Correct. Golf carts travel counter-clockwise.

3. Correct. They should wait for green light; otherwise they might hit a golf cart turning South onto Morse.
Good reply KittyKat - clear, concise and to the point.
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Another scary intersection, Rio Grande and Del Mar, snowbirds still are not use to seeing a 4-way stop there and frequently run stop-sign. SCARY! I tried to answer other questions next to the question above.
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3) I have seen golf-carts traveling south stop at the Rio Grande traffic lights, then proceed as if they were going "right on red". This is no more dangerous than a true "right on red" but is it legal?

"Should probably merge into traffic if making a turn here but certainly with a lot of caution. Bottom line BE CAREFUL and BE SAFE."

Why would you merge into traffic if you are going south??
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