HB. 689 Bicycle Proposed Law

HB. 689 Bicycle Proposed Law

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Clete Purcell

Jasper, GA

#1 Oct 5, 2013
I support it. The bicyclists are a safety hazard on our narrow mountain roads with limited visibility. Bicycles should only be on roads designed for bicycles. ATV's and Golf Carts are not allowed, why are recreational bicyclists allowed on roads not designed for bicycles? It is a safety issue.
yes

Cornelia, GA

#2 Oct 5, 2013
I'm with you. Most of them ride right on the edge of the road but far enough over so that we can't safely pass them. Most of us don't have the time to follow a bicycle going 5 mph for several miles down the road.
Not For It

Cleveland, GA

#3 Oct 5, 2013
No. The Bikes are clean safe transportation and should be more promoted in small town areas like this.

Attacking recreational bikes would only end up hurting those who use them for actual transportation.

This is a horrible idea.
Canned there

Dawsonville, GA

#4 Oct 5, 2013
Clete Purcell wrote:
I support it. The bicyclists are a safety hazard on our narrow mountain roads with limited visibility. Bicycles should only be on roads designed for bicycles. ATV's and Golf Carts are not allowed, why are recreational bicyclists allowed on roads not designed for bicycles? It is a safety issue.
You are certainly a miserable person.
More laws, more ordinances.

This is a lovely place to ride.
Lamar is the county AH

Cleveland, GA

#5 Oct 5, 2013
Canned there wrote:
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You are certainly a miserable person.
More laws, more ordinances.
This is a lovely place to ride.
Why don't you have Lamar build bicycle paths to ride on. That would probably get a vote or 2 and he will spend millions on a couple of votes.
giddy

Commerce, GA

#6 Oct 5, 2013
I love long lines of slim men in spandex, riding in single file so they can watch each others butts, move back and forth.... back and forth.

registering and taxing bicycles will be a great government revenue and jobs bill too. Not to mention all the retirement/medical benefits those administrators will receive.

If we can pay federal employees to stay home during the shut down, surely we can do this spandex bill.

Focus on the real problem at hand. We need to find more people that pay taxes, than consume them.

Canned there

Dawsonville, GA

#7 Oct 5, 2013
Not For It wrote:
No. The Bikes are clean safe transportation and should be more promoted in small town areas like this.
Attacking recreational bikes would only end up hurting those who use them for actual transportation.
This is a horrible idea.
I have two neighbors in the 70s who ride every morning for health reasons - it is exercise their doctors recommended. I see other older men riding in the morning, too. They enjoy it, too.
Will

Commerce, GA

#8 Oct 5, 2013
Lamar is the county AH wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you have Lamar build bicycle paths to ride on. That would probably get a vote or 2 and he will spend millions on a couple of votes.
Absolutely true . Love your sign in name .
Informed Opinion

United States

#9 Oct 5, 2013
Seems like we would want to encourage a health improving, pollution free, energy free, extremely low cost mode of transportation to the fullest extent possible.
observation

Dawsonville, GA

#10 Oct 5, 2013
It's stupid and will have no effect on safety. They say its about safety, and their solution is to make bikes be licensed. So I am assuming that then they can continue "sharing the road" exactly as they do now. Nope - this is about a tax, and a bicyclist pumping along on a blind rural hwy curve at 5 - 10 miles an hour is still a safety hazard.

Solution is simply to ban bicycles on rural highwaya, or streets over a certain speed limit.

And another thing... it sounds pretty generic. Licensed bicycles if used on roads. Technically the 5 year old grandson on our cul-de-sac is then going to be illegal unless he gets registered. STUPID.

They do however need to stop the "share the road" program which promoted this nonsense.
Lamar is the county AH

Cleveland, GA

#11 Oct 5, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
Seems like we would want to encourage a health improving, pollution free, energy free, extremely low cost mode of transportation to the fullest extent possible.
If you like healthy why not build sidewalks and let everyone walk?
Clete Purcell

Jasper, GA

#12 Oct 5, 2013
Canned there wrote:
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I have two neighbors in the 70s who ride every morning for health reasons - it is exercise their doctors recommended. I see other older men riding in the morning, too. They enjoy it, too.
Plenty of exercise bikes for sale.
Bicycles are a safety hazard for themselves and motorists. Do you want your children's school bus passing a line of bikes on a mountain road with limited visibility. I don't know how many times I myself have been afraid when passing a whole row of these things on Blood Mountain; no guard rails and nowhere to go but down the mountain, straight down. You have to go completely into the oncoming lane to pass. It is unsafe.
Clete Purcell

Jasper, GA

#13 Oct 5, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
Seems like we would want to encourage a health improving, pollution free, energy free, extremely low cost mode of transportation to the fullest extent possible.
Only if the current roads are modified for bicycles. Now it is unsafe. I don;t like the idea of recreational bicycles making our roads unsafe.

Informed Opinion

United States

#14 Oct 6, 2013
Lamar is the county AH wrote:
<quoted text>If you like healthy why not build sidewalks and let everyone walk?
Sidewalks ?

Walking ?

These past few days every restaurant I've eaten in has been occupied by people who should be under cardiac care,(and probably are), and they weren't elderly.

If sidewalks will cause us lazy, overweight Americans,(including me), waiting to start our insulin and get our stents to get off our butts and exercise, then,
it's all "upside" and no "downside" - you talked me into it.

You Sir - are right.
uct

Morganton, GA

#15 Oct 6, 2013
It is time for bicycle control. Background checks, fees, mandatory safety classes and fingerprinting. All bikes with more than 5 speeds will be outlawed. The real lightweight racing looking bikes also will be outlawed. Bikes kill a lot of people every year. Before we can get this into law all tires and tubes will be taken off the market and only sold a few at a time. the real skinny high priced tires will be very hard to find. Bicycles kill people.
self indulgent

Commerce, GA

#16 Oct 6, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Sidewalks ?
Walking ?
These past few days every restaurant I've eaten in has been occupied by people who should be under cardiac care,(and probably are), and they weren't elderly.
If sidewalks will cause us lazy, overweight Americans,(including me), waiting to start our insulin and get our stents to get off our butts and exercise, then,
it's all "upside" and no "downside" - you talked me into it.
You Sir - are right.
Just suck us dry with ObamaCare to try to keep you obese self-indulgent couch potatoes alive a little longer. God will give you a bill to pay at the pearly gate.
beep beep

Commerce, GA

#17 Oct 6, 2013
Clete Purcell wrote:
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Plenty of exercise bikes for sale.
Bicycles are a safety hazard for themselves and motorists. Do you want your children's school bus passing a line of bikes on a mountain road with limited visibility. I don't know how many times I myself have been afraid when passing a whole row of these things on Blood Mountain; no guard rails and nowhere to go but down the mountain, straight down. You have to go completely into the oncoming lane to pass. It is unsafe.
Try not moving over into the oncoming lane and risking your life. You'll see entertaining images in your rear view mirror.
observation

Dawsonville, GA

#18 Oct 6, 2013
Bad law. Its about money. If it is safety they are concerned with, then I still don't understand how the same biker that is "licensed" but doing the same thing the "unlicensed" biker is doing makes it safer.

Its the SAME activity, just now it has a fee attached. I see nothing that makes it safer. Just a tax.

Politicians are idiots.
Freddie Mercury

Commerce, GA

#19 Oct 6, 2013
observation wrote:
Bad law. Its about money. If it is safety they are concerned with, then I still don't understand how the same biker that is "licensed" but doing the same thing the "unlicensed" biker is doing makes it safer.
Its the SAME activity, just now it has a fee attached. I see nothing that makes it safer. Just a tax.
Politicians are idiots.
Your too smart. You're opinion does not count. You weren't suppose to see this was a new tax and a pointless expansion of government jobs.

Also, I don't want any new law that will infringe my right to see all those skimpy little men wiggling their hienies as I pass by. They love it, and I do too. They can just coast on down to Helen and we'll meet up and work this problem out.
My Opinion

Blairsville, GA

#20 Oct 6, 2013
No way should a us highway such as the one over Blood Mtn. be basically "closed" for hours while thousands of bicycles go over the mountain, sometimes 5 miles per hour. That's what happened last week.

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