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Old 03-26-2007, 08:34 AM
 
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My husband and I stay at friends condo at Birkdale Village over the weekend. On Saturday we pulled our bikes and started through the village to Jeton Park. Just before reaching the center of the park on of the shop attended just after the Sushi place stop of and told us bicycles, skateboards, roller blades and scooters were not allowed in the village. Now we did not see any signs until we came back from the park, but sure enough there are signs there stating this. What is up with this ban in a progressive city? Also where are the bike lanes or wide shoulders?
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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Charlotte has a city employee who is responsible for developing bike-friendly areas of Charlotte. But Birkdale is in Huntersville. There are some bike lanes on the roads. But with the amount of condos and single family homes surrounding the village, if all the kids and adults skated and biked in the village it would be a nightmare to pedestrians. Most people haul their bikes to the parks. Sorry, it is kind of a pain, but there is a reason to the rule. :-(
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:52 AM
 
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I can understand the ban on skateboards, but bicylces come on. People of all ages, even my husband and I in our 30's and 40's love the exercise. Birkdale is so crammed together that bikes only make sense. The parks in the area are nice but to small for a good ride unless you like going in circles.
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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Yeah, I hear you. Charlotte-metro has never been a bike friendly city. It is actually dangerous for bikers in the metro area. Truly, I'd love to get a bike, but I have not invested in one because of the lack of places to bike. I'd go to Jetton with one, but heck, in the summer I can just rent one there. It's too bad, really.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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I do not think its allowed on the sidewalks but the road should be fine.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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My husband and I stay at friends condo at Birkdale Village over the weekend. On Saturday we pulled our bikes and started through the village to Jeton Park. Just before reaching the center of the park on of the shop attended just after the Sushi place stop of and told us bicycles, skateboards, roller blades and scooters were not allowed in the village. Now we did not see any signs until we came back from the park, but sure enough there are signs there stating this. What is up with this ban in a progressive city? Also where are the bike lanes or wide shoulders?
Check out Charlottebikes.org for links to area bike clubs, local laws, advocates for biking:

http://www.charlottebikes.org/links.htm (broken link)
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