Ohio Community's Radar Sign Warns Speedy Cyclists

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Beachwood, Ohio (AP) -- Police in a Cleveland suburb are using radar to fight speeding on bicycles.

People who walk the paths in Beachwood City Park have been complaining about bicyclists who fly by, Lance Armstrong-style, so police have posted a radar sign to show bikers how fast they're going.

It's similar to the digitized signs that warn motorists about their speeds through construction zones.

The sign typically catches riders going more than 10 mph, the city's speed limit for bicycles in the park.

Police don't give out speeding tickets to bicyclists but do warn them to slow it down.

Some riders say the radar sign may encourage more speeding, because bikers who want to race now have a way to see their top speeds.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by Joe Location: Athens Ohio on Aug 26, 2009 at 03:58 PM
    It's ridiculous to slow down bikers: a bike path is the only place a cyclist can work out hard without getting killed by an oblivious or hostile person driving a 3000 pound vehicle. People who are strolling can do that inside a mall, on a sidewalk, just about anywhere. People who use the bike path might demonstrate common courtesy and stay to the right, giving cyclists opportunity to pass. The problem is that people walk their dogs (and let their dogs obstruct the path), take strollers, have little children who are wandering about, or are inattentive and hinder use of the path. Instead of issuing "warnings" to cyclist, why not issue "warnings" to discourteous individuals who obstruct traffic flow?
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