Originally Posted by ttpete
In MI, there's a 45 mph minimum speed restriction on limited-access highways. It's felt that slower traffic is a hazard and should travel on alternate routes.
Over the years, a few communities here have tried to exclude motorcycles and found out in court that any street that has been built and/or maintained with public tax dollars can't be closed to any licensed passenger vehicle that pays road and fuel taxes.
On limited access/high speed roads, I can see preventing bicycles, scooters, mopeds, etc. In fact, if you watch the entry ramps to *most* freeways, there's a sign that says just that.
We're not discussing limited-access roadways here tho. We're discussing pretty much everything *but* because *most* cyclists don't want the BS involved in dealing with the cars.
While I don't agree with these guys, it just goes to show that *in the right conditions,* riding a bike is faster than driving. (and why lane sharing should be a nationwide thing, not just relegated to CA)