Louisiana town seeks to ban bicycles

Louisiana town seeks to ban bicycles

There are 2 comments on the Cyclelicious story from Sep 8, 2007, titled Louisiana town seeks to ban bicycles. In it, Cyclelicious reports that:

The details are sketchy, but according to the Leesville Daily Leader , the city council of New Llano, Louisiana apparently wants to ban bicycling anywhere in the town . via Cyclelicious

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New Llano resident

United States

#1 Sep 19, 2007
WTF? What is the reasoning behind this BS? So if I ride my bike to work (to help save the environment and money) and I live in New Llano, I need to walk my bike until I am outside of New Llano before I ride it? I hope this is a rumor and not for real. Backwardsass lil town... why the hell would you put a headline saying town seeks to ban bicycles and not put the reason why??? Adolf's not making enough money off of gas to give New Llano it's cut? Is this to make up for the cut on illegal Sunday liquor sales that no longer exists? BS.
another resident

Stuttgart, AR

#2 Oct 2, 2007
The town council informed the public that the wording in the ordinance was wrong. Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, scooters, etc. are all banned from the park. The only thing that will be banned from the roads are the skateboards. The reason was explained to certain people by Mayor Boswell that several calls had come into the police department complaining that some skateboarders will not move out of the road when they a driving down it. The question was raised, what about people walking that wont move. Are we suppose to make an ordinance saying that people no longer can walk on the streets.
The council expressed that their concern was for the safety of the children. But within the same conversation, it is told that all can ride bikes, scooters, roller blades and skates without safety gear. WHAT ABOUT THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN!!!! If it is all about safety, then make all safes, not just a handful. Let our kids skateboard in the streets and move when a car comes. They usually do.
The next town hall meeting is October 23.

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