Road Closed to Bicycles
Larry asked: Re the following – does this apply to highway ENTRANCES and
EXITS, e.g. ACCESS roads that are NOT the highway? I ride my bike to work, and
there is about ONE mile between bike lanes, including an overpass and less than
a mile that is where cars are exiting the highway onto a city street AND
entering the highway from a local road. It is NOT the highway and – in fact –
is separated from the highway by concrete barriers! Is FHP within their rights
to harass me for riding on the WIDE SHOULDER of this road?
Operation on limited access highways
[FBA is working with FDOT to modify this section to provide access to bridges and other roads where there are no surface street options to access destinations]
[§316.091] No person shall operate a bicycle on a limited access facility, except as otherwise provided. No person shall operate a bicycle on an interstate highway.
It is difficult to determine any laws that apply from what you have provided. If a roadway is closed to bicycle traffic, there should be signage indicating so. The FHP should not be harassing people. They should be enforcing the applicable laws. I suggest asking the FHP, either directly to the officer or to their substation, what laws apply to the section of the roadway and right of way to which you refer.