This town and a few others nearby are trying to set their own limits as to how many bicycles can ride in a group. The motorists from this town are specifically targeting weekend training groups that take up the entire lane.
The Jupiter Island Public Safety Department has scheduled a meeting that they call a "bicycle safety workshop" on April 11, 2008 @ 7 pm at the Jupiter Island Town Hall, located at 2 S.E. Bridge Road, Hobe Sound Florida.
To attend, you must RSVP with Melissa Cianton with the JIPSD @ 772-545-0112
The purpose of the meeting is to:
. Converse on ways to improve the bicycle safety on the roads of Jupiter Island.
. Come up with some positive solutions to the ongoing issues relating to large groups and packs who ride on the roadways of Jupiter Island.
. Discuss the Florida Statute 316 and how it relates to bicycles (Hello? It is specifically about bicycles).
. The potential changes by the Jupiter Island Town Commissioners relating to bicycle riders.
They want to "hear your comments and suggestions on the matter at hand".
I hope to make it, but I can't promise because of my school and work obligations however, I would like to encourage anyone who lives in the area to RSVP and attend. Who knows what these crazy people are going to do with the ordinances in their town... Next thing you know, bicycles will be outlawed and everyone must drive an SUV.