American state sets out plans to ban cyclists from riding on rural roads

Cyclists in Montana could soon be unable to ride on roads without a shoulder or cycle lane

Cyclists could soon be banned from using roads such as this

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Cyclists could be banned fromm a large proportion of Montana's roads if the state legislature passes a controversial bill.

The draft bill will make it illegal for cyclists from all two-lane rural roads without a shoulder or cycle lane running alongside, effectively banning cyclists from a large number of the state's roads, forcing them onto trails instead.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.