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Sunday, 23 October 2016
The truth about the new "no bike signs" at county trails

This is a new one, tried a video entry.  Excuse the wind noise and crappy sound hopefully the message is clearer than the production values...


Long and short of it is, as you can see, the ordinance the county says bans mt. biking is about "roads" "paths" and "sidewalks".  But the county's own maps, which go back way before the new signs, don't show any sidewalks or paths, only "trails".  Wonder why that is.  Maybe the ordinance -- passed in 1983 by the way - wasn't about banning mt. biking, which only happened in 1995 (in a backroom meeting by unelected employees -- who don't pass ordinances, hence trying to say this old one said something it didn't, such as the repeated misquoting of the ordinance, saying it contained the word "trail" which appears nowhere in it?  And when the stuff it is about is clearly about largely paved surfaces?  True "paths" might mean dirt paths, but there are no dirt paths on county maps in most of these parks, certainly not in Passaic River park... and at Watchung all the trails are marked "trails".  And since the "path" reference in the ordinance is bookended by a rule about not blocking cars, that seems unlikely to be about mountain biking, doesn't it?)...  

See for yourself:



Posted by blog/bicyclerider at 3:14 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 23 October 2016 10:59 PM EDT
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