A long while back, I made a post about the legalities of riding a bicycle on the sidewalk, and found what is true about my area. It is not declared illegal, but it is not encouraged.
My new work commute causes me to have to take the sidewalk. I have to ride alongside a road where cars are going 45-55 mph, and there is no bike lane. My only other option is to take the neighborhood streets, which are not well lit at night, and wind around in a way that takes me farther away from work.
Has anyone else come up against this situation or something similar?