Biking is Illegal for first time in the US

Posted on June 30, 2010. Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , |

The little town of Black Hawk, Colorado main motto is “Preserving the Past, Providing for the Future, Still Making History.” Well, there are making history all right — Black Hawk is the first town to ban cycling, punishing anyone who rides a bicycle with a $68 dollar fine. Since June 5 (right after the law had been stated), eight tickets have been issued. The Black Hawk website conveys that “this ordinance is necessary for the preservation of health and safety and for the protection of public convenience and welfare.”  Not everyone is so keen on the new law, especially cyclists. Cyclists riding in on Colorado highway 279, a main route through the town, would have to dismount and walk about 400 meters. The Cyclists who live in Black Hawk are getting frustrated! They are getting ready to protest for their right to ride! At this point, the counsil of Black Hawk has no intention of appealing the law: “they believe their actions are what’s best for its citizens in Black Hawk, which are casinos and their patrons.”

More info: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/18/black-hawk-colorado-bans-cyclists

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