What Roads Can cyclists Use?

Question

Jonathan asked: Which roads in Florida am I able to ride on, I know not i-4 or the interstates-75,90,10 and the turnpike’s, which others?

Answer

Bicyclists have the same rights and duties as other drivers, with few exceptions. The most basic right is the use of the roadway. The only prohibition in the statutes is that bicyclists may not use limited access highways, which are usually marked accordingly. Local authorities may enact ordinances restricting bicyclists on certain roadways, and signage should so indicate.

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.

s. 316.091 – Limited Access Facilities; Interstate Highways; Use Restricted

(2) Except as provided herein, no person shall operate upon a limited access facility any bicycle, motor-driven cycle, animal-drawn vehicle, or any other vehicle which by its design or condition is incompatible with the safe and expedient movement of traffic.

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