[Talk-us] [OSM-talk] Bike / Pedestrian directions on the MQ Open sites

john at jfeldredge.com john at jfeldredge.com
Mon Mar 7 01:51:25 GMT 2011

I live in the Southeast USA, and have never seen an Interstate on-ramp that lacked signs forbidding all non-motorized traffic, as well as "motor-driven cycles" (the official term for mopeds).  Some non-Interstate limited-access freeways allow bicycles, some don't.

As far as I know, the only US Interstates that allow bicycles are in the Western United States.

"Motorway" is not a standard term in US English, except as people have borrowed the term from British usage.  I gather that it is a legal term-of-art in the UK.  I don't know any details about its use in Canada.

-------Original Email-------
Subject :Re: [OSM-talk] Bike / Pedestrian directions on the MQ Open sites
From  :mailto:baloo at ursamundi.org
Date  :Sun Mar 06 19:21:03 America/Chicago 2011

On 03/06/2011 07:13 PM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2011/3/7 Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org>:
>> In most states and the vast majority of provinces, bicycles are
>> generally permitted except on older sections that lack proper shoulders
>> or have exceptionally difficult-to-cross ramps, in which case it's
>> explicitly posted at the entrance to this effect anyway.  As a rule in
>> the US and Canada, all modes are permitted unless explicitly excluded
>> per the MUTCD.  Only 23 states and as far as I'm aware no provinces ban
>> bicycles on all freeways
> that's the rules for freeways then, not for motorways.

OK, so.. this isn't a motorway?


Save for brief segments in Oregon and Washington, it's open to bicycles
it's entire length.

Or this?


Open to bicycles even in cities except where there's difficult to cross
ramps or a lack of shoulders.

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