> Recently a friend was riding home from work on a sidewalk (legally) when a
> car exiting a parking lot, drove through the stop sign, struck him broadside and sent
> him reeling into the street. When he filed a claim with the Shelter Insurance
> Company to recoup the loss of his bike, he was given a copy of a local oridnance that
> said bikes as well as cars must stop at stop signs when crossing sidewalks and his
> claim was denied. He appealed to the regional office and the denial was affirmed.
> He had to take the driver to small claims court and get a judgement before the
> company would replace his bike.
> I would suggest that if you are in the process of choosing an insurance
> carrier or now have Shelter Insurance it would be appropriate to choose another
> entity and let the Shelter people know what you did and why.
cycle on the sidewalk. In my province it is totally illegal.
Why would a bicyclist ride on the sidewalk?
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