TO THE EDITOR:
We are new owners in OG and have enjoyed this season hugely so far. This is a very polite and friendly town — and it has this most awesome blog.
However, when my wife and I were taking our first-ever night stroll on the Boardwalk around 9:30 pm last night (Saturday), we were unpleasantly surprised by the large number of bicycles being ridden. There was, in fact, almost a bike (or two) ever minute or so passing us, many riding at rapid speeds. Twice, small packs of bicycles passed (5-6 bikes) — with one of the packs being quite reckless (and noisy) and causing pedestrians to have to scatter. The boardwalk was pretty crowded, as there were many besides ourselves enjoying the warm summer night.
We were under the belief that bicycles could not be ridden on the Boardwalk during the season. Even if they are permitted, who is responsible for assuring that they keep the speed down? It seems to us that this is a potential safety issue on top of being a quality of life issue. What enforcement is done by the town on the Boardwalk at night?
Any information would be much appreciated.
Ocean Grove, June 25, 2012