Tourist Tip #141 How to Ride a Bicycle in Tel Aviv

This may be news but the 'sidewalk' really is for 'pedestrians.' It says so right there on the city's website.

There you are, having the time of your life walking down the streets of gorgeous multicultural, gay-friendly Tel Aviv when a bicyclist whizzing by, probably with a doggie in his basket, almost hits you. Or possibly worse, he rings his bike bell to urge you to get out of the way – and you're on the sidewalk. Is that legit?