14 Oct '11, 7pm

Wisconsin town wants to outlaw biking and walking

The town of Hull, Wisconsin has a creative response to solving the problem of bike and pedestrian safety: Forbid bikers and pedestrians from using the roads. Hull wants to restrict some of its roads to vehicle-only traffic -- although if you log your daily run with the City Council they might consider making an exception: A town public safety committee, which examined general safety on town roads this summer, came up with a draft ordinance in September that requires biking, running or walking groups to register their travel plans with the town or bans them from using roads outright. The ordinance is in response to what town officials say is a growing problem with road safety, but local groups are concerned about the impact on biking and running in the town. Yes, one might well be concerned that not allowing biking or running on the roads would have an impact on biking and ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-10-14-wisconsin-town-wants...

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