It turns out bicyclists are allowed to ride on sidewalks, including those along the Las Vegas Strip.
Shortly after the Review-Journal ran a column last week claiming that the opposite was true, Officer Larry Hadfield from the Metropolitan Police Department took it upon himself to call and apologize for providing the wrong information.
“I gave you some bad information,” Hadfield said. “I’m sorry about that.”
Thank you, officer. We all make mistakes, so let’s set the record straight.
Bicycling is allowed on public portions of sidewalks, unless otherwise posted, Hadfield said. However, sidewalks sometimes run onto private property, like casino-owned areas of the Strip. At that point, Hadfield said, it’s up to the property owner to decide whether bicycling is permitted.
Traffic laws can be enforced when bicyclists are on public roads, Hadfield said.
Bikes and state law
Question: Can a bicyclist ride on a sidewalk?
Yes (subject to location). There is no state law that prohibits a bicyclist from riding on the sidewalk, however, there may be local laws (ordinances, municipal codes, etc.) that prohibit bicyclists in certain locations or under certain conditions. Bicyclists need to check with the local jurisdiction (city, county, etc.) before they attempt to ride on a sidewalk.
SOURCE: Nevada Department of Transportation