MoDOT says St. Charles County bicycle ban would be illegal

Today the Missouri Department of Transportation weighed in on St. Charles County's proposed bicycle ban, saying that the county doesn't have the authority.

All of the roads where County Councilmember Joe Brazil has proposed banning bicycles are actually state highways, which are under the control of MoDOT - so the county has no legal authority to ban any type of vehicles on those roads.  Missouri is unique among the states in that the vast majority of rural county roads are owned by the state, not local governments.

It sounds like the County might still try to implement a ban and fight MoDOT in court, so it's important to keep up the pressure on the County Council.

MoDOT says St. Charles County can't ban bikes from state roads