To begin with, I wish to be clear, that when it comes to small children and those with mobility issues, there are exceptions to what I am about to say, because safety first is important.
As spring is upon us and I am at least thinking of my bicycle, may I point out that there is a reason it is called a sidewalk, that would be side-WALK.. Just to be sure I checked at the bike shops. I found mountain bikes, downhill racing bikes, snow bikes, BMX bikes, retro style commuter bikes, even road bikes. No where could I find a sidewalk bike.
As I child I remember the police coming to our school to check out our bikes to be sure they had reflectors and a bell and all the other safety equipment because… we were told, a bike and it’s rider need to be safe and follow the rules of the road. That would be ROAD.
So stay safe out there this year on your bike.