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    I let the dogs out AlphaDogg's Avatar
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    Denver Police Issuing Tickets to Cyclists

    Bike Denver, Denver's cycling advocacy group posted this on facebook a few days ago:

    "Heads Up, Denver! District 6 Police will be issuing tickets for people running red lights in the next few weeks. Focus areas are Capitol Hill, LoDo and Ballpark. Ride Safe Everyone!

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    ($70 Ticket)
    Focus Areas were chosen in response to crash data and citizen complaints. Officers will be on bikes and motorcycles and they will ticket people in cars and on bikes for traffic infractions."




    I spoke with a bike cop today and he told me he didn't know if there is a speed limit on the cherry creek trail, but there have been unofficial-looking signs posted lately which read "SPEED LIMIT 15MPH." But I refuse to abide by the sign, as legal speed limit signs include white with black font and yellow with black font. He said that in wash park, there are policemen with radar guns, scoping out cyclists and issuing tickets for those riding in excess of 20mph (speed limit is posted everywhere in the park: 15mph).

    Discuss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post

    Discuss.
    What's to discuss? Follow the law and no ticket, hopefully.

    BTW, the CC Trail goes through numerous jurisdictions, each with possibly different regulations. I.e., Douglas County posts 20 mph, but only on their infrequent large trail signs. Parker states 15 mph, but on small signs every now and then, which run parallel to the trail, not at right angles.

    I'm not sure there is a "legal" trail speed limit sign.
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 06-22-13 at 08:34 PM.

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    I never go at that slow of a pace on those trails, but I always slow to a near-stop around small children, I never blow by people on foot and always let them know that I'm coming. As for the downtown streets I don't blow through lights but I will come to a near-stop then proceed if it's clear.
    It's good that the police are doing this, to show non-cyclists that scofflaws are not being ignored, and to rein in arrogant cyclists with little or no common sense or regard for others.

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    I'm still hoping to get a speeding ticket one day... but not in a 15mph zone, yuck

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