Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 19
Operation of Bicycles

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-19-12

§ 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.

History of Section.
P.L. 1976, ch. 58, § 2; P.L. 2002, ch. 56, § 4; P.L. 2002, ch. 136, § 3; P.L. 2002, ch. 397, § 3.