Anyone ever tell you they ride their bicycle on the road because it is illegal to ride on sidewalks?
Myth: "It is illegal to ride your bicycle on the sidewalk." (Referring to the City of Mobile only)
Fact: *False! It is only illegal to ride a bicycle on a sidewalk in Mobile "within a business district."
Since there are no signs erected in Mobile to delineate the start and end of any particular business district location (that I am aware of), there is no way for the average resident and especially out of town visitors to know the business district locations due to the crazy number of zoning catogories. So yes, you can indeed ride your bicycle on any sidewalk in Mobile so long as there is no sign erected banning bicycle use on that specific sidewalk.
*Mobile Municipal Code; Chapter 61 - TRAFFIC; Article IX - BICYCLES; Section 61-379 - RIDING ON SIDEWALKS
(a) No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district.
(b) The city traffic engineer is authorized to erect signs on any sidewalk or roadway prohibiting the riding of bicycles thereon by any person and when such signs are in place no person shall disobey the same.
(c) Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.