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Piermont Police Reminders: Cycling, Closed Homes

Piermont Police remind cyclists that they must ride single file on the road.

Piermont Police Chief Michael O'Shea said there are still homes that are unoccupied as they undergo repairs from Hurricane Sandy.

He reminded residents that if they are going to be away from home, they should call the Piermont Police at 359-1258 to file a closed home report. Police will then add periodic checks of the home to their regular patrols.

He also pointed out that even in the winter, Piermont Police receive complaints of groups of cyclists riding side-by-side rather than single file. 

"It is important that they ride single file and follow the rules of the road," O'Shea said. 

Lou Terminello January 25, 2013 at 11:34 PM
The motorist/cyclist debate is one which remains prevalent in the Village of Piermont. The roads are meant to be shared and a little courtesy on both sides is a practice that we all should follow. Unfortunately, when cyclists ride in large numbers they often times ride double and triple file. The solution is simple........change the law and require cyclists to ride against the traffic. I can assure you that the problem will no longer exist.
James Bond January 26, 2013 at 03:15 PM
@Lou. Now that's a great idea. Cars would slow down/ biker's would be single file and you would have less rolling through red lights, etc. "Lou for Governor"
James Bond January 26, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Another thing that has to change is cyclists thinking, like many drivers, a right on red means you don't have to stop. Now that the light is flashing red at the Ferdon-Paradise Intersection by Kane Park, the bikers are even worse about riding through without stopping. If you are in a car making a left hand turn, at this intersection your odds of hitting a cyclist increase dramatically with this flashing red light and bikers making right on red Chief O'Shea....where's your Bike enforcement officer since the light

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