ARTICLE 5: SECTION 96. BICYCLE RIDING RESTRICTED.
It shall be unlawful to ride a bicycle upon any sidewalk area, except at a permanent or temporary driveway or on bikeways heretofore or hereafter established by resolution of the board of Supervisors; provided, however, that juveniles under the age of 13 and riding a sidewalk bicycle, exercising due care and giving the pedestrian the rightof-way, may ride and operate their sidewalk bicycles upon the sidewalk, except such sidewalks as are in front of schools, stores, or buildings used for business purposes.
(Amended by Ord. 394-78, App. 8/29/78)
Because riding your bike legally in the street is safer for everyone, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition urges byciclists to comply with that law:
The SFBC position is clear that sidewalks are for walkers. Bicyclists should respect that.Also, hitting people with your bike is kind of an antisocial thing to do.