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City Is Taking Right Approach For Cyclists

May 25, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: I am pleased to see that the leadership in Jamestown is looking at making the city more bike friendl....

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RationalThinker

Jun-06-13 12:21 PM

Good for your health, good for the environment, and good for your wallet. I think more people should give bicycling a chance. I'm certainly glad that I live close enough to my place of employment to bike in regularly.

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wantabe

May-28-13 8:32 AM

Obviously 'carlaw' you never grew up--bicycling is health exercise for your body and for the environment. Share the road--early bicycle actions paved our roads!

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betterjamestown

May-25-13 8:46 PM

Great news - I just read recently that the City is planning to start on the Chadakoin Trail this summer! New York State has a "safe passing law" for motor vehicles overtaking a bicycle, which states that drivers should give cyclists a safe amount of space, usually a 3 foot minimum. The bicyclist is supposed to ride as far to the right as practicable. Please try to have a little patience. A single cyclist is probably not intentionally blocking drivers. There may be glass or other debris to the far right of the roadway causing them to move further into the traffic lane. A sudden flat tire can be extremely dangerous! As for Hollyloft or other groups of riders...good suggestion on trying smaller groups. If you know for sure it is one group or another, call the shop or the sponsors. Everyone, drivers and cyclists, needs to share responsibility and follow the rules of the road. Great job Jamestown on improving biking and walking! Keep it up!

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rodrickson

May-25-13 2:17 PM

The city received a grant two years ago to rehab the old railroad bed behind Chadakoin Park. I tried to ride my bike back there last week and I couldn't find it. The grass was not even mowed.

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duckster

May-25-13 11:15 AM

I enjoy biking but (unlike a lot of the bikers) maintain a healthy respect for the cars. When I am in a car and the cyclists cop an attitude (like deliberately blocking me) I have the perfect cure that works every time.. I call it "chin music" as in baseball... It is amazing how much new found respect a healthy fear of sideswiping sheet metal will engender... hmm

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SCALLYWAG

May-25-13 8:08 AM

A bicycle was my transportation as a youngster. Now I have a job I much prefer an automobile.

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carlaw

May-25-13 7:18 AM

It's part of UN Agenda 21 and we are right on schedule.

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Maddog80

May-25-13 7:09 AM

I agree that this is a wonderful place to bike but the holy loft crew is down right dangerous. There are sometimes 30 of them spread out over a half mile distance on a very busy road. They do not move over for cars and either force cars to travel slowly behind them or put the drivers and riders in danger by making them weave in and out of car and bike traffic. It would be fine if they just broke up into groups of 5 or 6 and all went different routes. Baker st. Hunt rd. Howard ave do not have shoulders to accommodate such large amounts of bikes at one time.

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