Your right to travel by bicycle

This week's Legally Speaking - with Bob Mionske has an interesting history of cases involving the cyclist's right to travel.

One of the strongest affirmations of the bicyclist's right to travel came from the Kansas Supreme Court in 1890. This opinion threw out a law passed by a city in Kansas, banning bicycle riding in the city:

Each citizen has the absolute right to choose for himself the mode of conveyance he desires, whether it be by wagon or carriage, by horse, motor or electric car, or by bicycle. The right of the people to the use of the public streets of a city is so well established and so universally recognized in this country that it has become a part of the alphabet of fundamental rights.