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2505Re: [hreg] Hydrogen Economy

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  • Jim & Janet
    Apr 21, 2004
      Here in Fort Worth, the police ride bicycles in the central downtown area. They will only move off the busy sidewalks and ride in the street if they need to cross. I have confronted individual officers and asked them to move into the street since it violates a city ordinance against riding on sidewalks. Their response is that it's not safe to ride in the streets!
      All of the city busses are required to have bicycle racks on the front and the drivers are trained in how to secure bikes on them. Bike racks are 98% empty all the time. They allow bikes on the passenger trains between Fort Worth and Dallas and to DFW but there are not bike lanes up to the stations.
      You can pass all the laws you want supporting bicycle access but without the active and ongoing support of elected public servants and citizens, it won't work.  
      Good luck
      Jim Duncan
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      Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 10:04 PM
      Subject: Re: [hreg] Hydrogen Economy

      I have a very nice bike love to ride but Houston is so dangerous for a cyclist that I never ride unless in Memorial park loop or out on a country road and it is a huge shame.  And the bike lanes we have so far are a joke most of them end and begin with nowhere else to go.  I even found one spot where the bike lane ends and 20 feet later is a sign that says no bikes allowed beyond this point.   So lets all loby city hall for more bike lanes and a more complete bike lane plan and future expansions including a bike lane comming in I-10 expansion 20 to 30 miles in fair weather is a cake of a ride and for all those out in Katy that want a no hassle ride in a dedicated bike lane with those concrete bunkers on either side would be wonderful.
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