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CDADave: Be Careful When You Visit City Park

CDADave: In City Park this evening, a 50ish man and his wife were heading west on bicycles, riding along the seawall. A group of kids on bikes were blocking this gentleman's path and wouldn't get out of the way. The old guy almost got in a fight with the young kid. Good for him! Some of these young kids have no regard for life and limb. Another kid was riding his bike at a high rate of speed, and he would leap ACROSS the gaps in the sea wall. Someday either a bike rider or someone sitting at one of the park benches is gonna get killed. Where are the bicycle cops when ya need 'em?

DFO: As I said in an editorial earlier this week ... we're not going to clean up the litter, dogs, punks behaving badly and vandalism in the park and on Tubbs Hill until City Hall gets serious about cracking down on these small quality-of-life issues. It wouldn't take long to fix bad behavior if the bicycle cops were handing out citations right and left -- and mebbe tossing people in the pokey. I few might leave in a huff because they're forced to behave. But who needs 'em? With the growth in this town and the visitors pouring in, someone'll take their place clogging up the waterfront.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.