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Cycling Agenda - City of Parker

5 years 3 months ago #13842

Just now saw this!

In Austin bicyclists who get tickets have the option of taking just such a course. Austin Cycling Association sponsors it!

I know this gets old, but if we want to be respected on the roads, we must follow the law, be courteous and nice, all the while maintaining our rights to be on the road!

W

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5 years 4 months ago #13404

I think there is a happy medium between signs, no signs, and proprietary cycling rules for Parker.

They could post signs on a few of the two lane roads that say something to the effect, "Cyclists must single up when a car is behind". Then put some meat to it that when cyclist don't they get a ticket, or have to take a cycling Safety class.

Sounds like an opportunity for someone like Warren to put together this class, offer it to the cities, and then ticketed cyclists attend.

I'm sure most will think this is a horrible idea, but I get pretty peeved as a rider when you're calling single up and people don't. I would be even more peeved as the motorist waiting.

Instead of a few lousy riders changing the rules for everyone and us having to abide by the lowest common denominator, its makes more sense for the offenders to bear the weight of the problems they are causing.

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5 years 4 months ago #13399

Tonight I was reading a cycling forum I frequent when I found a topic that got me thinking about Dublin Rd through Parker. When researching, I found this blog http://www.fortworthrealestatephotograp ... the-house/

Interestingly, a house on Dublin was for sale and they used the cyclists that frequent the area as a selling point for the location of the home. Hmmmm...

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5 years 7 months ago #11976

The agreement is very simple: We follow the Law while in Parker ;) The focus, however, is on:

- Not Running Stop Signs
- Not Impeding the Flow of Traffic by Singling-Up When a Car is Behind the Group.

Fairly simple. We should follow this example in every city we ride.

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5 years 7 months ago #11968

Ok, I'm missing something here. I went to the City's web site and found the agenda page, which is as follows (if I attached it correctly - if not, the link is http://www.parkertexas.us/archives/39/C ... ersion.pdf ) The Agenda item Summary states as follows:

"The Richardson Wild Ride is forthcoming this spring and the bicyclist will come through Parker. Mayor Cordina has requested bike signs be installed on Springhill Estates, Donna, and Dublin."

No other detail on the instigation of the request is contained on the Agenda Item.

To the right of this summary is a graphic showing a standard "share the road" yellow sign. The agenda item was signed by the City Administrator on 3/20/2012. Is the suggestion that an employee of the City of Parker lied about the origin of the effort to install Share the Road signage? If so, WOW, I'm glad I don't live in a city where administrators blatantly lie to city council. If I were the Mayor or City Administrator playing to the interests of my citizens I would have said "To address traffic concerns raised by residents, we propose..." I guess that's why I work the private sector.

Mention has also been made of an agreement with the City of Parker in the thread about riding a straight line. I probably missed it elsewhere in the forum, but can someone post up on 1) who are the parties to this agreement; 2) what are the basic terms of this agreement.

Thanks.

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5 years 7 months ago #11902

TBob wrote:

wcasteel wrote:
We must get to the point now of never running a Stop Sign or Signal anywhere ever.

TBob - It is related to citizen complaints. It has little to do with the Wild Ride, which does not use any of the roads in question.

This weekend in Parker, we should all do individual stops. This will be worked on next week.

I saw the Parker agenda and it read, the mayor wanted to talk about signage for the Wild Ride.

Typical politics, a wildlife conservation bill that builds a nuclear reactor in Michigan, type. This was all resident instigated and had nothing to do with the Wild Ride.

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5 years 7 months ago #11893

wcasteel wrote:

We must get to the point now of never running a Stop Sign or Signal anywhere ever.

TBob - It is related to citizen complaints. It has little to do with the Wild Ride, which does not use any of the roads in question.

This weekend in Parker, we should all do individual stops. This will be worked on next week.

I saw the Parker agenda and it read, the mayor wanted to talk about signage for the Wild Ride.

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5 years 7 months ago #11882

We must get to the point now of never running a Stop Sign or Signal anywhere ever.

TBob - It is related to citizen complaints. It has little to do with the Wild Ride, which does not use any of the roads in question.

This weekend in Parker, we should all do individual stops. This will be worked on next week.

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5 years 7 months ago #11878

ahoodwin wrote:

Another reminder to avoid the town of Parker area this weekend if you can. They have requested that each and every cyclist make a complete stop at all stop signs. We all know how much time that wastes so its probably best just to avoid it entirely.

Thats a good excuse to go visit the velodrome in Frisco which is hosting a PBA rest stop this Saturday morning.

Hmmmm, thought we stop at all stop signs no matter where?

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5 years 7 months ago #11870

Another reminder to avoid the town of Parker area this weekend if you can. They have requested that each and every cyclist make a complete stop at all stop signs. We all know how much time that wastes so its probably best just to avoid it entirely.

Thats a good excuse to go visit the velodrome in Frisco which is hosting a PBA rest stop this Saturday morning.


Andrew Hoodwin

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