Bicycles on Julia Tuttle Causeway
Dmitriy asked: Are you allowed to ride your bike to get onto the Miami island (East Miami) where south beach is via Julia Tuttle causeway and other causeways like it that connect the main land of Florida to islands?
Bicycles are vehicles and their operators have the same rights and duties as other drivers, except as noted in the statutes or local ordinances.
s. 316.2065 – Bicycle Regulations
(1)Every person propelling a vehicle by human power has all of the rights and all of the duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle under this chapter, except as to special regulations in this chapter, and except as to provisions of this chapter which by their nature can have no application.
The most basic of those rights is the use of the roadway.
Bicyclists are prohibited from using limited access highways, where signs should be posted accordingly.
The Julia Tuttle Causeway and the other causeways to Miami Beach are not limited access highways. From Google Maps, there are visible bike lane markings on the paved shoulders.