My wife and I are serious cyclists. We have made three excursions to Europe, the invasion Beaches on the 50th Anniversary of D-Day, pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Mont Saint Michele to Chartres, planned and executed all on our own. We have made many excursions in the Northeast and Canada. We are also walkers. Our favorite excursion is along the promenade on the Palisades in Weehawken. The promenade is not compatible for walkers and cyclists. The cyclists are a threat to the walkers. Many times we have been startled by bikes approaching from behind without warning. Now we are faced with Bike and Roll. It is not a “wheely” good idea, unless the bikes are strictly confined to the street, where they belong. On our bicycle excursions we have always used the street, including in the center of Paris.
We strongly urge the Township of Weehawken to take steps to ban bicycles from the promenade on the Palisades before there is the accident waiting to happen.
James T. Dette