do not do this ever..ever!
Just got home from running to the store for a bucket of ice cream. On my way home, riding along..I decided to ride on the other side of the road, on its sidewalk..a very short distance. It's like a block and a half, only one house on this side of sidewalk stretch. Well, its down a incline somewhat..so I was pedaling along..I was going about 14mph according to my bike computer. Riding along..nicely..got near the house that was near the sidewalk..and a old man suddenly walks in to sidewalk..not looking at all. I did not have time to even ring my bell..amazingly at the last second he move foward and I just miss him, riding into his back, at 14mph! Surely If I had hit him, he would have been seriously hurt, possibly die, if there were complications, because of his old age. Well, to make this story short..I was shookup, big time!
I got home safely, riding in the street, all the way. As a man of faith, I praised God for his angels, his mercy. I mean it was a lesson..if the old man died, worst case sceniro..I would not be typing this now..I be charged with manslaughter, probaly, and make national news. Scary..just for bending the rules and riding on a sidewalk,,which was not necessary.
point is: DO Not ride on sidewalk EVER!