Laurie asked: I work in administration for the St. George Plantation Homeowners Association on St. George Island, FL. Our BOD wants to make it mandatory for all bikers to use the bike path instead of riding on the private roads. They wanted to know if other HOAs have similar rules or even if this is a plausible request. Pros and cons appreciated!
If these are private roads, the Association can write the rules as they please. If they have an enforcement agreement with the local police, then state laws apply.
See this post:
If your HOA is a municipality, they can also pass ordinances that affect traffic. Since they are planning to deprive a portion of the public of a right otherwise covered by state laws, they must demonstrate that the ordinance is in the public interest. What problem are they trying to resolve?