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Watkins welcomes Lime Bikes,
The following is the seventh in a series of Odessa File columns by Jim Reed, managing partner of the Ziff Law Firm, regarding news of a legal nature that readers might find timely in this ever-changing world.
By Jim Reed
Lime is a popular color this summer in Watkins Glen.
Lime Bikes, a bike-sharing company, has caught on in a big way with local residents and visitors. I am seeing the short-term bike rentals all over Watkins Glen, which is great. If it cuts down on the summer road congestion and reminds more people about the joys of bike riding, I'm all for it.
But with more bikes on the roads during the busy summer season, it is critically important that both bicyclists and motorists remember the important rules of the roads that are designed to make it so bikes and motor vehicles can peacefully (and safely!) co-exist.
So here are some simple rules everyone should know:
So while I congratulate Watkins Glen for adding these bikes, we need both riders and drivers to observe New York state laws and keep an eye out for one another.
So, yes, go Lime this summer and rent a bike and see Watkins Glen by bicycle. It will give you even more appreciation for the beautiful community we live in. A great resource for Watkins bicycling info is here.
If you'd like a free copy of my primer on NY bike laws, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading,
To see Jim Reed's first column, click here.
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