1) According to the traffic rules, a bicycler should move on the sidewalk. It is allowed to move along the driveway if there is no sidewalk or in case/if the movement on it is impossible. What is “the movement on it is impossible” the traffic rules do not specify. That’s why, in big cities with intensive traffic flow only a small number of bicyclers move along the driveway, and the police imposes fines on them from time to time.
The problem is that very few sidewalks have been adapted for bicyclers. There are still too many high curbs in cities. Thus, biking on sidewalks with heavy luggage is very inconvenient. So, in this case it’s up to you to decide where to ride – on the sidewalk, or along the driveway.
In our opinion, in small towns that restriction is paid little attention to. Moreover, in small towns sidewalks are, as a rule, in worse condition. So, you shall take the pattern by the locals – how they ride.
2) The other restriction is even more questionable.
Bicyclers are not allowed to cross driveways on their bike if the crosswalk the bicycler is going to use is not identified as a bicycle-crossing. In such a case bicyclers have to dismount and cross the driveway on foot, pushing the bike beside themself.
Bicycle-crossings are identified by the following sign: