Riding Around Town

Biking on Sidewalks

Pedestrians always have the right-of-way when riding on a sidewalk. It is also important to have a bell in order to alert pedestrians of your presence. In Lincoln, bicyclists are permitted on sidewalks except for in the downtown area.

In addition to downtown, city ordinance forbids riding bicycles on sidewalks in these areas:

  • Havelock Avenue, 61st to 63rd
  • 48th Street, Baldwin to Madison
  • West side of 48th, Prescott to Cooper
  • Prescott, 47th to 48th
  • West side of 66th, Holdrege to Fairfax