Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 21st, 2011 at 10:21 am
City Commissioner Amanda Fritz has made headlines recently for her efforts to crackdown on people who ride bikes on downtown sidewalks. It’s illegal within a certain boundary to ride on sidewalks because of the potential for collisions with other people. I get that; but many folks I see riding on sidewalks downtown (rent-a-cops aside) are not going that fast and seem to be there because they’re simply too afraid to ride on the street. The man in the photo above was going very slowly. He was also quite old and didn’t seem to be in the best physical condition. His bicycle looked to be an important tool that helped him move around downtown.
[Publisher’s note: I plan to start using Page Two more in the future to share random photos I snap around town and brief commentary. I’d love to know what you think about it. Should these be on the Front Page? Or do you agree with me that they fit better on Page Two? Thanks for any feedback. — Jonathan]