Bike vs. Pedestrian

Post by City of Cortland Police Department.

This is not an isolated incident but now with cameras downtown perhaps the police can find out who is responsible. I know that it feels unsafe to ride your bikes down Main Street but there are many signs telling you what to do – walk your bike!

It’s important to let the police know if someone on a bicycle runs into you, even if you don’t think you are injured that badly. Or even if you don’t think they will catch the offender. Without reliable data it’s difficult to know how often this happens, but I personally know 3 people that this has happened to and none of them reported it, even though there were some serious injuries. This behavior has to be stopped.

It’s pretty simple – riding a bike on a sidewalk is wrong. Walk the bike if you feel unsafe riding in the road.



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