[Tagging] Usefulness of bicycle=dismount on ways

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Mon Oct 7 17:13:24 UTC 2013

On 10/7/13 1:08 PM, John F. Eldredge wrote:
> Well, it may vary by jurisdiction, but I would not be surprised if it
> were legally enforced in cases where riding the bicycle could be a
> safety hazard to pedestrians, and in some cases to the cyclist as
> well.  I remember seeing such a "cyclists must dismount" on the narrow
> footway of a bridge over the James River, in Richmond, Virginia, USA. 
> Not only was the footway narrow, but the railing between the footway
> and the river was only a little over a meter tall.  This is adequate
> for a pedestrian, but a mounted cyclist could easily fall over the
> railing and into the river. Unfortunately, I am about 600 miles from
> Richmond at the present, so I can't show a photograph.
there's a cyclists must dismount sign for the footway along the Dunn
Bridge between Albany and Rensselaer NY. i can go get a picture if
anyone wants to see one. i think there may also be one for the NY 378
bridge over the Hudson a little further north as well.


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