Did you know it is illegal to ride on the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.? The town bylaws say so.
"The Minuteman Bikeway shall be open to the use of the public between the hours of 5:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M., Minuteman Bikeway Hours," says See Title III - Public and Private Ways, ARTICLE 1: PUBLIC WAYS, Section 10. "Anyone found on said premises between the hours of 9:00 P.M. and 5:00 A.M. shall be considered trespassers and subject to a fine of up to $20.
Jeff Boudreau, an Arlington resident and bikeway rider, asks the public:If you ride the Minuteman, come to the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee (ABAC) meeting starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in the first-floor conference room of the Town Hall Annex, where the issue is scheduled for discussion.
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the meeting agenda is as follows:
730 PM Review/approval of minutes of May 15, 2013
740 PM Reports on Activities
BikeArlington Tour – Sunday, May 19 - Christopher Tonkin
Spring outreach: Bike Safety Check (Linwood Circle area) – June 8
Recreational Trails Grant (RTG) Program –Joey Glushko, Stephan Miller
a. Map – status report – completed!
c. Toole Design Draft (May 5) – Comments due June 21, 2013
8:00 PM Reports on Projects in Progress
Bike accommodation as roads are repaved – Scott Smith/TAC and Stephan Miller/ABAC, and Phil Goff
a. Next steps?
b. Mass. Ave. paving project(s) – Wayne Chouinard
Report of TAC Activities:
a. Mass. Ave. Corridor Project
b. CLAMP Project – Scott Smithendations for distribution locations
Bikeway Usage Guidelines – Scott Smith/Stephan Miller –
a. Status report/Discussion
Application Form Development – Ron Sender
8:30 PM News and New Topics
ABAC/Bikeway on the Internet
a. Minuteman Bikeway website – Stephan Miller
b. ABAC website – Doug Greenfield
c. ABAC Facebook presence – Maggie Stanley
Bikeway Counts – Tuesday, July 9 and Saturday, July 13, Saturday, Sept. 7, or Saturday, Sept. 14, and Tuesday, Sept. 10
Mystic Valley Pkwy – oil spill – Phil Goff
Bikeway Hours of Use – e-mail exchange
MassCommute Bike Challenge – Arlington places first in Category: Municipality!
LAB update on Town Activities
Open Discussion, and adjournment
This story was published Monday, June 17, 2013.