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The city of Madrid is putting up a sign saying “Don’t stop for track bikes”

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A controversial sign in Madrid tells drivers not to stop for bikes. The city of Madrid has installed a sign that reads “DO NOT STOP FOR BIKES ON TRACK”. It is placed where the High Trestle Trail crosses Hwy 17. When a cyclist approaches the intersection, they have a stop sign and are warned that cross traffic is not stopping. Highway 17 is a two-lane highway that has signs warning drivers that a bicycle crossing is approaching. Cyclists on the track Wednesday say telling drivers not to stop for bikes on the track sends the wrong message. “If they go to 55, they should slow down. ‘Don’t stop,’ how about slowing down,” said Jody Klaver, a cyclist. “That’s a bad sign… I mean he says ‘don’t stop.’ If you saw this sign, would you stop if there was a biker in front of you? ”Said Brenda Gleason, a cyclist. Brian Shriver was on the High Trestle Trail on Wednesday. He rides most of his bike in the Des metro and says there are better solutions than telling cars not to stop. “In Waukee, they have flashing amber lights. It flashes for cars for an oncoming bike and it flashes for the bike for oncoming cars. I think that would be a win-win,” said Shriver. The Iowa State Patrol told KCCI that cyclists should stop at this particular intersection and cross the road, only when it is safe. Madrid Mayor Tom Brown sent KCCI a statement. “I appreciate that people are concerned about the signs, they were posted to educate, not to irritate. I am a biker myself, I love the biking community, and I love the High Trestle trail. Safety was our only concern, especially given the increased trail usage expected over the weekend of July 4 and an equally high level of traffic expected on Highway 17. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians also seem confused as to who is supposed to stop and that can lead to a bad situation. continue to work on options to improve safety at this crossing. For anyone offended by the signs, know that the city of Madrid will always be wrong on the security and education side under my leadership. “For now, the city is leaving the sign up, hoping to avoid any confusion.

A controversial sign in Madrid tells drivers not to stop to cycle.

The city of Madrid has installed a sign that reads “DO NOT STOP FOR BIKES ON TRACK”. It is placed where the High Trestle Trail crosses Hwy 17.

When a cyclist approaches the intersection, they have a stop sign and are warned that cross traffic is not stopping.

Highway 17 is a two-lane highway that has signs warning drivers that a bicycle crossing is approaching.

Cyclists on the track Wednesday say telling drivers not to stop for bikes on the track sends the wrong message.

“If they go 55 [MPH] they should slow down. “Don’t stop,” how about slowing down, ”said Jody Klaver, a cyclist.

“That’s a bad sign… I mean he says ‘don’t stop.’ If you saw this sign, would you stop if there was a biker in front of you? ”Said Brenda Gleason, a cyclist.

Brian Shriver was on the High Trestle Trail on Wednesday. He rides most of his bike in the Des metro and says there are better solutions than telling cars not to stop.

“In Waukee, they have flashing amber lights. It flashes for cars for an oncoming bike and it flashes for the bike for oncoming cars. I think that would be a win-win,” said Shriver.

Iowa State Patrol tells KCCI that cyclists should stop at this particular intersection and cross the road, only when it is safe.

Madrid Mayor Tom Brown sent a statement to KCCI.

“I appreciate that people are concerned about the signs, they were posted to educate, not to irritate. I am a biker myself, I love the biking community and I love the High Trestle trail. Safety was our only concern, especially given the increased trail usage expected over the weekend of July 4 and an equally high level of traffic expected on Hwy 17. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians also seem confused as to who is supposed to stop and this can lead to a bad situation. continue to work on options to improve safety at this crossing. For anyone offended by the signs, please be aware that the City of Madrid will always be wrong on the security and education side under my leadership. “

For now, the city is leaving the listing, hoping to avoid confusion.


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