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Newell, cyclists clash over new ordinance

Change would allow bikes on Juliana sidewalks

February 16, 2013

PARKERSBURG —Area bike enthusiasts expressed disappointment with a new city ordinance that would allow bike riding on sidewalks along a stretch of Juliana Street....

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Geezer

Feb-18-13 4:34 AM

Years ago, the city of Parkersburg required bicyclists to obtain an actual bicycle license tag. We probably haven't issued one for over 60 years but I would bet the ordinance is still on the books.

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hindsight

Feb-17-13 6:03 PM

Henry a cyclist isn't traveling the speed of a car. you know I have been thinking a lot about this. I heard when I was a child that the government was wanting insurance and license on bikes. I thought it was a horrible idea then. Now that I am older and wiser I see it that maybe not such a bad idea. We have these Zealots who pay nothing want to have their own lanes pay no attention to road safety. So if they would hit someone be it in a car Or a pedestrian they should have a way to pay for the bill not leave it up to the person with damaged property. HERE YOU GO BOB A NEW TAX CURTSEY OF ME. MAKE CYCLIST INSURANCE MANDATORY IN THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.

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HenryWescott

Feb-17-13 4:30 PM

Newell "I'm thinking about the family of four who want to ride their bikes from the Blennerhassett Hotel," he said. "I'm not going to force them to ride in the street." And I'm thinking of the family of four walking on the sidewalk and the child steps into the path of a bicyclist and gets hit. The city administration and council need to get it together and get things done in this city instead of acting like this is Washington and allowing gridlock to prevail. buckle down and do you job.

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sassey

Feb-17-13 10:36 AM

Too bad that a historical district gets a lane for bikes before restoring curbs, and corner curbs for wheelchairs. I drive up Juliana St. several times a day, and yet to see one bike. But I sure do notice the broken curbs and cracked up sidewalks. I guess thats the historical look.

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hindsight

Feb-17-13 9:29 AM

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hindsight

Feb-17-13 9:16 AM

HEY MOTHMAN HAVE YOUR ATTORNEY SECURE A COURT ORDER FOR THE IP ADDRESS AND E-MAIL FOR ALL THE USER-NAMES CONNECTED TO THE LOCAL SHILL. SINCE HE HAS INSIDE INFO THAT COMES OUT BEFORE AND CLAIMS TO KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT YOUR CASE AND ALLEGED THREATS YOU MADE HE HAS MADE HIMSELF A MATERIAL WITNESS. BY HIS OWN ADMISSION HE CLAIMS TO BE PRESENT AT FUNCTIONS WITH BOB AND KNOW ALL ABOUT IT HE MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE PROCEEDINGS. THIS WAY HE CAN BE SUBPENAED AND YOU HAVE THE CORRECT PERSON.

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Itsnottolate

Feb-17-13 8:04 AM

Hey everyone, I got some advice for you, just ignore Kitty, he doesn't have anything intelligent to add to the conversation. I know it is tempting to try to get him to shut up but eventually he will go away when he doesn't get a rise from somebody!

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Remington

Feb-17-13 1:49 AM

Really wild? Guess you know more about what goes on here in Los Angeles then I do right? You are a blow hard that has never lived life to its fullest. I feel sorry for you...I really do because you are so negative about everything

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Remington

Feb-16-13 9:27 PM

Let me correct the misspelling

I cannot speak for Parkersburg's bike issues but here in CA.

2nd: there are at least one bike ran over a day in CA..( I never ran over anyone)

Thanks

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Remington

Feb-16-13 9:24 PM

I can not speak of what is happening here in CA. We do have a bike lane but these spandex wearing wannabe Lying Lance Armstrong will ride in groups, they take up the entire both bike lane and part of the road. It is no surprise that at least one bike rider I ran over. The root cause? The bikers do not follow the rules like the car drivers do. The bikers run red lights, stop signs and even go faster then cars at times. Hope Parkersburg does not give in to these law breaking bikers.

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AaronL

Feb-16-13 6:09 PM

At the rate gas is going,this point will be moot,since we'll ALL be on bikes and horses and be able to grow African Violets on the centerline.

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Porrain

Feb-16-13 5:24 PM

wildcitykitty628.. Hellooo, I see you are still at it ex-user hindsight101. You can change your username as much as you'd like but your blowhard, cowardly remarks always give you away.

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tabledoc

Feb-16-13 2:48 PM

It is pretty crazy to think the city will shut down one lane of a 3 lane "state" highway to allow bicycle to ride on. I think the city has done a great job in try to be biker friendly.

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hindsight

Feb-16-13 2:00 PM

21 Bottles obviously you are a cyclist. Get over it the roads have been shared for years you don't need special treatment or a special lane.

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hindsight

Feb-16-13 1:58 PM

Mothman. he will call the judge corrupt. also make the same statements he made about the judge in the Sawyer / Asbury case. Funny thing is he backed Jim up until Jim filed a case against his superior Sandy. Se he flip flops as soon as the supervisor is in the cross hairs. But there is your answer on your question.

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nonesuch

Feb-16-13 1:16 PM

You've completely ruined this forum. It's not credible. People can't discuss anything here without YOU turning it into a three ring circus.....and I think the issue is really about the PN&S how this looks to a wider audience. I was serious, time for an all out brainstorm down there to throttle you down once and for all....****e on Webmaster ???

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vortex

Feb-16-13 11:17 AM

Well I see Kim Coram is now on Pothole Bob's black list because she did not agree with his orders,.It's good she was elected this will give him anlther girl to pick on now that Mrs. Tallman is no longer on City Council.

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objective

Feb-16-13 10:26 AM

Off topic question:Does anyone know if the city is ever going to install bench seating at point park? Seems silly to me how they opened the place up and there are no benches there like there used to be.

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Privatized

Feb-16-13 10:25 AM

Sounds like a lot of curb hopping to me, the main reason I wouldn't want to ride on sidewalks. Besides, most sidewalks are more like a funhouse feature than walkways. Think I would just stay off Juliana St.

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nonesuch

Feb-16-13 9:42 AM

Slingblade, there is nothing "entertainment" about some mental loser who is the worst possible example and representation of this area. I think it might actually be bad enough to have him committed as a public nuisance and detriment to the areas reputation.

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slingblade

Feb-16-13 9:14 AM

Computer was laggin...sorry for all the repeats.

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slingblade

Feb-16-13 9:13 AM

Wildcitykitty has an opinion on just about every article every day and more often than not the majority of people click the disapprove button on his comments. Most are so outlandish they cannot be real thoughts of a rational person, but that's ok, I see this comment section as entertainment and wild kitty entertains me, thanks!

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slingblade

Feb-16-13 9:13 AM

Wildcitykitty has an opinion on just about every article every day and more often than not the majority of people click the disapprove button on his comments. Most are so outlandish they cannot be real thoughts of a rational person, but that's ok, I see this comment section as entertainment and wild kitty entertains me, thanks!

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slingblade

Feb-16-13 9:13 AM

Wildcitykitty has an opinion on just about every article every day and more often than not the majority of people click the disapprove button on his comments. Most are so outlandish they cannot be real thoughts of a rational person, but that's ok, I see this comment section as entertainment and wild kitty entertains me, thanks!

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slingblade

Feb-16-13 9:12 AM

Wildcitykitty has an opinion on just about every article every day and more often than not the majority of people click the disapprove button on his comments. Most are so outlandish they cannot be real thoughts of a rational person, but that's ok, I see this comment section as entertainment and wild kitty entertains me, thanks!

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