Here you need to dismount your bicycle to enter the sidewalk?
Are you serious, and then what get back on the bike and ride down the sidewalk. (since that would be legal)
And there is no crossing here you need to cross at the a signal. Heaven forbid they make a ped/bicycle crossing on the trail. One nice thing here is you can take your dismounted bike and place it on the shoulder and then whip a u turn.
Keep in mind there is a curb there. So placing it on the shoulder is what would be needed.
can you imagine if we made a Freeway this way, Where you had to exit the freeway drive 5 miles and then get back on the Freeway. Yea people would say that is insane.
This is a great example of treating people as second class citizens.