|Walk to End Alzheimer's drew a big turnout in morning|
|Bike rider should have walked bike through the crowds|
|Festive atmosphere with lots of families|
The young woman explained that this was her first visit to Coney Island and she saw no signs or warning that biking was not permitted. She is partly correct. The signs are stenciled at the bottom of the ramps that enter the boardwalk at various locations along the route.. But they are not very visible and it is easy to miss the faded decals as one rides up the ramp.
I tried to warn other riders about the police ticketing and most got off and walked or turned back. One elderly woman told me to "F*** Off! I hope she got caught.
The parks department needs to make the signs more visible as one enters onto the boardwalk. The parks department has a love affair with these decals along Ocean Parkway as well. The older ones are barely readable and the newer ones don't seem to do the job although the graphics are nice. Brightly colored signs that are at eye level must be installed.
Soon afterwards I noticed the woman in the blue top speed again returning from the Coney Island amusement area. I don't think she got a ticket. Felt bad for the two that did. It was the first time ever I saw a ticket being written for riding on the Boardwalk in the twenty years I have been going there..
|Police officer writes ticket to couple for riding their bikes on the Coney Island Boardwalk|