Mark Felber: Recpath speed limits |

Mark Felber: Recpath speed limits

Mark FelberFrisco

Re. by Timothy Faust, letters, June 24

Mr. Faust, in his letter, describes cycling down the Tenmile Canyon recpath at speeds of 30+ mph while drafting his riding partners. He referred to other recpath users as a danger to him and his riding partners.First of all, there is a 25 mph speed limit on Summit County recpaths, including the Tenmile Canyon path. Second, there is a Summit County ordinance requiring faster moving recpath users to give way to slower path users. Third, tailgating another vehicle is illegal in Colorado and just about everywhere else where a traffic code exists. Slow bikers, small children and others are not a danger to Mr. Faust and his friends; he and his riding partners are a danger to them and just about everyone on the Summit County recpath system. If Mr. Faust and his friends want to play bicycle racer, they can show a little “personal responsibility, caution and respect” by taking their road bikes on the road, where they won’t endanger too many other people.

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