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BIKE-TO-BROWN  July 2008

BIKE-TO-BROWN July 2008

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Re: ... and so it begins

From:

Mark Dieterich <[log in to unmask]>

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Mark Dieterich <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 1 Jul 2008 08:08:06 -0400

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> Oh. And you can't ride on the sidewalk across the bridge. You have to walk your bike the nearly 0.5 mile across.

Officially, RIDOT was required to post the signs instructing cyclists to
walk. According to Federal regulations, the sidewalk railings are not
high enough to allow cycling. It was the same way on the Washington
Bridge, but nobody ever adhered to it, including police on bikes. RIDOT
is fully aware that people will be riding over the sidewalk and I highly
doubt that there will be any enforcement.

> For some reason I guess that riding on the bridge is different than sharing a road with cars?

I think it's the fact that cars are cruising along at 50+ mph! One
thing that could have made this situation much better would have been
better enforcement. Crack down on speeding cars! It's ridiculous that
police have just thrown their arms up in the air and completely ignore
the fact that people use the Henderson like a highway. It's marked at
35 mph!

Mark

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