Over the past six months, road bike usage of the Iron Horse Trail has become a very dangerous situation.
First, these bikes are traveling well-above the speed limit on the trail at 15 miles per hour and not stopping at road crossing with posted stop signs. The result is near-misses with approaching vehicles that will very soon result in a major accident likely severely injuring the biker(s).
Second, for those walking on the trail there is no call-out of passing at high speeds and those walking have been hit by passing bicyclists.
It seems Beverly Lane and East Bay Regional Park Directors have no answers (firstname.lastname@example.org) and volunteer patrols are not equipped to catch these bikers. We are very careful crossing the trail but bikers simply disregard their own safety and risk their lives.
How do your Iron Horse readers feel about this issue?
Harald Paul Arthur Balle
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