Cyclists on sidewalks are pedestrians
I am a cyclist in Boulder, but I am also a driver, and today I almost hit a cyclist who emerged into my path from a hidden sidewalk. The cyclist yelled at me. I would like to point out to cyclists that the Colorado Department of Transportation has the following rule for cyclists riding on the sidewalk
"A person riding or walking a bicycle upon and along a sidewalk or pathway or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk shall have all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances." CDOT has the following duty for pedestrians who come to a cross walk, even a cross walk with a "walk" sign: "Before crossing, stop at the curb, edge of the road, or corner before proceeding. Look left-right-left and over your shoulder for turning vehicles. If it's clear, begin crossing."