Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 31st, 2007 at 3:00 pm
Some neighbors of Mt. Tabor Park continue to have concerns about cyclists going too fast on downhill roads inside the park.
These concerns brought several stakeholders together yesterday for a meeting at the Police Bureau’s Southeast Precinct offices.
In the meeting were SE Bike Patrol officer Robert Pickett, Traffic Division Commander Mark Kruger, SE Precinct Commander Derrick Foxworth, PDOT traffic safety guru Greg Raisman, bike lawyer Mark Ginsberg, members of the Friends of Mt. Tabor, and several Parks Department officials.
So far, no collisions or incidents regarding speeding cyclists have been officially reported. Even so, concerned neighbors hope to find a proactive solution to what they feel is an ongoing safety issue.
It’s important to note that these concerns are in no way related to the weekly races held at the park.
As a result of these recent discussions, a public meeting has been scheduled for
June 14th from 4-8pm. (The date has been changed, stay tuned) The meeting will be held in the park at Picnic Area A.
For a map of the park and more information, view this page on the Parks Department website.