§ 31-19-12 Bicycles on sidewalks and
crosswalks Rights and duties.
A person propelling a vehicle by human power or operating an electric personal
assistive mobility device ("EPAMD") upon and along a sidewalk, or across a
roadway upon and along a crosswalk, shall be granted all the rights and shall
be subject to all the duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same
circumstances; provided, however, that a person riding an electric personal
assistive mobility device ("EPAMD") on a sidewalk or a bicycle path or trail
shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians or give an audible signal before
overtaking any passing pedestrian. Pedestrians using an EPAMD shall exercise a
high degree of care when passing a pedestrian using a wheelchair, walker or
other mobility aid and only pass when the width of the sidewalk exceeds five
(5) feet. For purposes of this section electric personal assistive mobility
devices ("EPAMD") and electric motorized bicycles shall be prohibited from
sidewalks and crosswalks in the town of New Shoreham.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 58, § 2; P.L. 2002, ch. 56, § 4; P.L. 2002, ch. 136, § 3; P.L. 2002, ch. 397, § 3.)