Motor vehicles and bicyclists share the same rights and responsibilities when it comes to use of the roadway. Bicyclists must also obey all the same traffic laws as a vehicle (F.S. §316.2065(1)). Bicyclists in the roadway must always ride on the right-hand side of the roadway, with the flow of traffic and alongside larger and faster motor vehicles.
There is also some amount of recklessness among bicyclists, especially at signalized intersections, where they are often more inclined to act upon their own perception of traffic rather than wait for a green light and when performing turning movements. Just like pedestrians, bicyclists will choose the shortest possible route to reach their destination, which sometimes leads them to use one-way streets in the wrong direction, or to ride on the sidewalks, thus creating conflicts with pedestrians. In Florida, bicyclists may ride on the sidewalk in either direction, but must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. However, you should NEVER ride a bicycle against the flow of traffic on the road, in a bike lane, or on a sidewalk. It places bicyclists where motorists entering or leaving the roadway at driveways and intersections do not expect them to be and is a common cause of collisions between vehicles and bicycles.