State considers backpedaling on freeway bicycle ban
A state proposal to ban bicycles on Portland-area freeways has cyclists up in arms.
But advocates say the dust-up is also a sign of how much the Oregon Department of Transportation still doesn't understand cycling's role in solving the state's traffic problems.
I'm not sure how anyone could make such a laughable statement but the post below might have something to do with it...
"If you're in reasonable shape, you can darn near keep pace with traffic," he said. "There's nothing cooler than passing a car on the highway on your bike."
Now that's a sad statement too. Not sad for a cyclist because it would be cool to pass a car on a freeway but sad for the motorist because obviously there are some serious congestion problems.
Bottom line: I would not ride my bike on a freeway. Pitting 250 lbs that go 25 mpg against something that weights 2 1/2 tons that goes 60 mph is just suicide.