Town Bans Bikes Over Safety Concerns

Black Hawk, Colorado, population 100, has seen increased traffic since building a casino in 1991. Officials say their narrow, Gold Rush-era streets are not up to accommodating both bikes and vehicles, so bikes are verboten.
June 21, 2010, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Bicyclists entering town on Colorado highway 279 must get off and walk their bikes until they exit out the other side. The ban does not extend to the town's residential streets.

Reporter Helen Pidd interviewed city manager Michael Copp, who she says seemed proud of the law: "At this point the council has no intention of repealing the ban," Copp said. "They believe their actions are what's best for its citizens in Black Hawk, which are casinos and their patrons."

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Published on Friday, June 18, 2010 in The Guardian U.K.
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