i’m always torn about riding on the sidewalks. i don’t like having to ride around people, and i often feel that if i ride on the sidewalks sometimes, i give drivers a mixed impression (hah, look a good biker following the law…). i feel that by riding on the road i am forcing them to get used to me.
but yes, i have ridden the sidewalk on the 40th st bridge, usually during rush hour though. it was like 1:30 with very light traffic, so i didn’t think that it would be an issue – wrong!