Tomorrow night the council will be approving that bike-banning ordinance. Two items from the resolution stand out:
According to the Leader, the bridge has also always been used by bicycle riders. This was pumped up at the time of its construction, but was deliberately left out of tonight’s notice.
And what “conflicts”? That was anecdotal evidence as well — at best — and you’d think that any real and legitimate complaint would have been accompanied by police reports or videos. There were none.
What this is all about is controlling bicycle access to the Park. The horse riders simply don’t want it. Because of this, we suspect that local judges are going to be tossing these tickets out of court as soon as they show up. There’s no good public policy reason for not allowing bike riders to safely walk their bikes across the bridge.
They’re pedestrians too, and the bridge was built, financed, and intended for such use.