Colorado county seeks bike ban from public roads

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Friday, July 17, 2009
By Yokota Fritz


PAPER'S PLEASE!

Liberty hating communist commissioners of Jefferson County Colorado want to steal your freedom and your right to travel! In a hearing, the county commissioners talked about having their lobbyist talk to Colorado state legislators about a law that would permit counties to ban bicycles from Colorado county roads.

The commissioners claim they're doing this in the name of safety. There is no move, however, to restrict the real safety hazard on mountain roads -- automobiles.

Since the commissioners claim they are responding to the emailed complaints of Jefferson County Road users, it's time for cyclists to email the Jefferson County Commission and, more importantly, show up at Jeffco Commission Meetings. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD, CYCLISTS! You can also call them at +1 (303) 271-8525; and send snail mail to 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO, 80419.

Jefferson County Attorney Ellen Wakeman is drafting the legislation. Her office's phone number is +1 (303) 271-8900; her administrative assitant's email address is cblake@jeffco.com. Keep them busy!

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Just ban crashes. If you make it illegal to crash, nobody will do it. Simple as that.
 
Funny that you consider regulations on a public roadway communistic. Public roads are communistic! It is odd to me how terms like communism and terrorism represent things we don't like, and have lost their true meaning.
 
This is ridiculo.us
 
Lobbyists + Preaching Fear + Tyranny = Disaster

"We're saying to our lobbyist to look at the possibility of having some discretion on what roads can have bike traffic and which cannot."

County Attorney Wakeman said state law gives cities and incorporated towns authority to regulate cycling on roads, but the law is unclear when it comes to counties.

"we have stacks and stacks of e-mails from citizens that live there (opposing cyclists)."
Jack
 
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