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City Council Votes to Eliminate ‘Dismount Zones’

September 14th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

In an effort to create a more positive atmosphere for bicyclists, Cumberland’s Downtown Development Commission voted Thursday to eliminate the current “dismount zones” and to allow bikes to be ridden on the mall at a reasonable, safe speed.  The current rule has required those riding bikes to either park them at either end of the mall, or to push them as they travel through.  DDC member Dave Love proposed the change saying that it should create a more welcoming and friendly experience for visitors traveling by bike from both the trails and Amtrak…


3 Responses to “City Council Votes to Eliminate ‘Dismount Zones’”

  1. September 14, 2018 at 8:56 am, Bob said:

    Well, there goes the pedestrian mall. It is sort of refreshing that DDC finally admits that there is nothing worth stopping for on Baltimore St. and works to get folks through it as quickly as possible.


  2. September 14, 2018 at 10:08 am, Miller said:

    Dismounts still be done! My wife works locally on the mall and has almost been hit by a bikers (local) bikers, another coming out of an alley almost struck her in her car. So like anything else the few misfits that are on the mall set the patterns or rules for these kind of things. If they do this it should be lined and signed well and on one side or the other. That would help control the problems.


  3. September 14, 2018 at 10:40 am, Larry Darby said:

    Nobody stops at the dismount signs. Local or visiting bikers. I have only seen a few stop dismount and walk their bikes through. I like to walk on the mall not dodge bikes and skate boarders.


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