Bike Racks Causing a Stir in Downtown High Springs
The bike racks were meant to serve multiple purposes but they seem to be bringing more anxiety than anything.
In April, Vice Mayor of High Springs, Bob Barnas fell over one of the recently installed bike racks downtown, raising concerns about their safety.
"Bike racks are fine, pieces of art that are dangerous are not," said Barnas.
The only lingering sign of Barnas' accident are two traffic cones warning pedestrians.
Barnas says the city paid four-thousand dollars for the set of racks.
Just feet from at least two of the bike racks, are signs that prohibit bicyclists, skateboarders, and rollerbladers from riding on the sidewalk in the downtown area.
Barnas and other city commissioners worry that keeping the racks may cause future accidents.
Barnas says the racks should,"... be given to somebody that can put it in their private property as a piece of art and sign a waiver that the city isn't responsible for any injuries."
High Springs City Attorney, Raymond Ivey will send out waivers to property owners with racks on their property to sign, clearing the city of any blame, in case of injury. Chris Gilmore TV20 News.
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