“Walk bikes on sidewalk” is for the trail detour. I figure they’re aimed only at novice cyclists who can’t handle any possible interaction with traffic. They just omitted the implied “until you take off the training wheels” part.
i guess it is all about assumptions; i assume that sign should say “walk bikes when on sidewalk.” the addition of but a single word would clarify their meaning, and not cause other road users to believe that bikes belong only on the sidewalk.
I hate the “same rights” thing because then car drivers use a cyclist not 100% stopping at a stop sign as a good reason to pass them too close. After all, why give a cyclist safe passing distance when they aren’t even obeying the traffic laws themselves? Argh.
that’s why I like “GIVE FULL LANE TO CYCLISTS”. Doesn’t muddy the waters with rules or rights or equality. Just give me the lane that I’m already taking. Stay off my butt, don’t buzz me, do what the sign says. Just give me the damn lane.
Granted, in the city, where even CARS don’t get a full lane, this could be tricky.