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Downtown Venice bicycle ordinance-operation on sidewalks

Post Date:12/11/2018 3:18 PM

On Nov. 28, the Venice City Council adopted an ordinance making it unlawful to ride a bicycle on sidewalks along the below downtown street segments.

Bicycles must be walked on these sidewalks.

  • Venice Avenue from S. Tamiami Trail (Business 41) to Harbor Drive
  • Tampa Avenue from S. Tamiami Trail (Business 41) to Harbor Drive
  • Miami Avenue from S. Tamiami Trail (Business 41) to Harbor Drive
  • Nokomis Avenue from Tampa Avenue to Miami Avenue
  • Nassau Street from Tampa Avenue to Miami Avenue

It is legal for bicyclists to ride their bikes on these roadways.

To view the full ordinance, click here. Below is a map depicting the streets where this ordinance is in effect.

For more information, please contact City Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator Darlene Culpepper at dculpepper@venicegov.com or call 941-882-7448.

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