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Offline JayH

Colorado Bicycle Ban -Link
« on: June 14, 2010, 08:23:27 am »
http://bicyclecolo.org/articles/black-hawk-bike-ban-pg1118.htm

Not knowing the area or the town, does this affect any ACA routes?  Sounds like an illegal ban if they are closing federal highways with a town ordinance that is federally funded...

Jay

Offline whittierider

Re: Colorado Bicycle Ban -Link
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010, 08:53:57 am »
I doubt that they have to be federally funded.  Doesn't CO have the same law most states do that says the cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities on the road that a motorist has?  If they do, then if the town is saying the cyclists doesn't have a right to ride there at all, they are going against state law.



Offline JMilyko

Re: Colorado Bicycle Ban -Link
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010, 11:41:30 am »
Yes, this does have an impact on an ACA Route, Great Parks South, Section 1. To that effect, there is a discussion going on in this forum:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?topic=7327.0

A blog post, with a second one to come in the next 24 hours:

http://blog.adventurecycling.org/2010/06/ban-on-bicycling-in-black-hawk-colorado.html

And our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/adventurecycling (scroll down to mid-day Friday)

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