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flowerpower70
06-29-2002, 08:03 PM
I don't know if most bikers are aware of noise ordinances in this town or any other. Like most people when going to a vacation destination, I don't go directly to the police station of every town and ask what the ordinances/laws are. So if the biker noise is such a big issue, why doesn't the city post huge signs at the city limits stating that there is a noise ordinance in effect and all those who break it will be fined. Too Simple???

Royal Alcott
06-29-2002, 08:27 PM
But it might cost motels, saloons and restaurants customers.

And enforcing such an ordinance might bring criticism down on the police from motel and restaurant owners and managers.

Remember "Jaws"? Don't close the beaches!

Jed
06-30-2002, 11:03 AM
flowerpower70
Your point is a good simple approach and close to on track with plans that are already in motion about dealing with the motorcycle noise in a positive way.

The plans consist of informing riders before they get to Eureka and while they are in Eureka about helping control the noise levels emitted from their bikes. Included in these plans is a section covering signage to help make those just riding through aware.

The CAPC addressed some of these plans at Thursdays meeting in which they approved one plan to distribute flyers (nice looking ones) to the area businesses to be handed out to riders informing them of "Noise Awareness" and to please help do their part. Signage was also addressed in this meeting with a yes nod for them to further explore the possibilities.

All plans so far have been received well by everyone from City officials, area businesses, local law enforcement and motorcyclist coming to our area.

I think most riders will do a fair job of policing themselves or those within their groups as they will be better informed. Those that ignore the information should be ticketed and those riding with them would probably agree.

These things will not happen over night, but things are heading in a good direction to have a positive result for riders and residents both on something that was heading down the road of disaster.

Thanks for your input, simple and positive solutions can be found.

Royal Alcott
06-30-2002, 01:40 PM
JED-

That was the funniest don't offend anybody we want their money meetings yet.

Woody Allen couldn't write the dialogue any better.