Orlando Airport Access


George asked:  Can I ride my Bicycle through the Orlando Airport, traveling north or south on Access Road/ Jeff Fuqua Blvd


That appears to be a limited access roadway and if so, bicycles are not permitted.

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.

Signage should be posted if bicycles are not allowed.

Apparently, the airport is private property and the following laws apply.  

  • Sec. 8.05. – Airports to be Deemed Private Property.

All airports now or hereafter existing, and the property comprising the same, shall be deemed to be held and operated by the City and Authority in a proprietary capacity, and the City as owner and the Authority as the operator shall have all rights with respect thereto as a private owner and operator thereof would have. Those areas on airports which now are, or hereafter may be, used for vehicular traffic, including but not limited to access roads and parking areas, are not dedicated to or for the use of the public as public streets and are not a part of the public street system of the City; the land on which such access roads and parking areas are, or may hereafter be located is declared to be an integral part of the airport on which such access road or parking area is located. No person shall have any vested right to use an airport or any portion thereof except to such extent as may be granted by the Authority, or its duly designated representatives, through the issuance of a permit or other authorized procedure.

(Ord. of 10-2-1972, § 1; Ord. of 3-15-1982, § 3)

  • Sec. 8.06. – Applicability of Other Laws on Airports.


Ground Traffic Laws and Ordinances. All traffic laws of the State of Florida and all ordinances and regulations of the City applicable in any manner to the public streets generally of the City, or to the use thereof or traffic thereon, shall apply to and be in force with respect to the access roads and parking areas at the airports and to the use thereof and traffic thereon, and any provision now or hereafter contained in the Code of the City of Orlando applicable to public streets within the City shall apply to access roads and parking areas on the airports whether or not such airports are located within the City; and traffic control devices, signs and markings placed upon such access roads and parking areas shall have the same force, effect and application as upon public streets of the City; provided, however, that any ordinance or regulation which by its terms or the necessary intendment of the context thereof, is expressly applicable to one or more access roads or parking areas at one or more airports, and which may be in conflict with or inconsistent with any law, ordinance or regulation applicable to the public streets generally, shall be controlling with respect to such access roads and parking areas; provided further, however, that any law, ordinance, or regulation applicable to the public streets generally which confers upon any person a right to use the public streets of the City shall have no application to the access roads and parking areas of any airport, or portion thereof.

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