My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: NM
Here in Albuquerque, police have started ticketing cyclists for riding on a major, wide-shouldered road, claiming that bicycles are prohibited on "limited access" roadways. The road in question- Tramway- is not limited in the sense that an Interstate highway would be, and has light-governed intersections throughout. The shoulder was recently paved edge-edge for cyclists (sending a mixed message). The speed limit is 50mph (not slow, not fast).
Seeing as there are no use restriction signs at any access points (I ride or drive this road daily), as there are on Interstate on-ramps, how can cyclists be ticked for using this road? Any thoughts? I can't find a hard & fast definition of "limited access" roadways, either on USDOT or NMDOT sites... Thanks in advance,