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Richard Wilkerson rides his bicycle down Main Street in September, in Longmont. The City Council is considering an ordinance that would create a mandatory downtown bicycle dismount zone on Main Street sidewalks between First and Longs Peak avenues.. (Jeremy Papasso / File)
Richard Wilkerson rides his bicycle down Main Street in September, in Longmont. The City Council is considering an ordinance that would create a mandatory downtown bicycle dismount zone on Main Street sidewalks between First and Longs Peak avenues.. (Jeremy Papasso / File)
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Anyone wanting to weigh in on a proposed mandatory bicycle dismount zone on downtown Longmont sidewalks between First and Longs Peak avenues may call into a public hearing about the measure during the Longmont City Council’s Tuesday night meeting.

Following the public hearing, council members, who voted unanimously to give initial approval to the ordinance on July 14, are schedule to vote whether to amend it, give it final approval or reject the idea.

The measure also would require people to get off their skateboards and scooters to walk on those downtown sidewalks. People ticketed for violating the mandate could face fines of up to $300.

The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Anyone wanting to call in comments on the dismount zone ordnance can watch the meeting remotely and telephone the city clerk when Council gets to that point in the agenda, which — along with the link to the meeting’s live stream — can be viewed at tinyurl.com/yx9dgvjo .

 

 

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