Traffic Commission Investigating Rowdy Recreation Trail Cyclists

Bicycle crash

I was constantly reminded of the rules by the guy in the Tam O’Shanter when taking my kids on the trail. Set one foot on the blacktop when he’s around and it was a verbal harassment.

Commission Chairman George Shayne told the City Council on Wednesday that the commission would like to see Pacific Grove bring its trail regulations in line with those of other cities the trail passes through.

He said Pacific Grove is the only city that cites pedestrians for walking on the bike path of its section of the Rec Trail and “it isn’t working.”

Instead, he said, some bicyclists seem to have a sense of entitlement and resent pedestrians who stray from the footpath to the paved bike path as they whiz by.

The commission has received complaints since the 1990s of bicyclists yelling and screaming at pedestrians, and it even got one report of a cyclist slapping a female pedestrian on the back of the head as he rode by.

Traffic Commission Investigating Rowdy Recreation Trail Cyclists