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Old 04-20-12, 10:49 AM   #1
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Is it legal to ride your bike on the 91 freeway near the SART?

I pass this sign every day. http://i.imgur.com/ZTfAQ.jpg

This is on the on-ramp of the 71 from the 91. I've never actually seen anyone biking on the freeway but they must have this sign there for a reason. There was recently construction in that area and they took the sign down and then put up a brand new one a few days later. Weird.
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Old 04-20-12, 02:06 PM   #2
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From the DoT website:

QCan I ride my bicycle on the freeway? A.Of the more than 4,000 miles of freeways in California, about 1,000 miles are open to bicyclists. These open sections are usually in rural areas where there is no alternate route. California Vehicle Code Section 21960 says Caltrans and local agencies may prohibit bicyclists from traveling on freeways under their jurisdiction and that they must erect signs stating the prohibition. There are no signs permitting bicyclists on freeways. When a bicyclist is legally traveling on a freeway, he/she may be directed off the freeway at the next off-ramp by a sign that says "Bicycles Must Exit." The freeway will be posted at the next on-ramp with a sign that says "Bicycles Prohibited."


Unless there is a sign saying they are prohibited, you can ride on the freeway.
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Old 04-20-12, 03:15 PM   #3
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Bikes on the 91 fwy would be a sight!
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Old 04-20-12, 03:21 PM   #4
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91... at traffic hour... hmmm... Segments from Green River to 71 interchange would reduce my distance somewhat...
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I looked on Google street view and saw the "bicycles prohibited" sign on the Green River onramp to the 91 east. If bikes are prohibited going easbound, I think they'd certainly be prohibited going west.
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Bikes on the 91 fwy would be a sight!
Especially if you were the one riding the bike

When I was in Calgary I was surprised by how many bikes you see riding along freeways up there.
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