Bike Ride with the Mayor

Mayor Nolan Higgins invites residents to take a bike ride with him and the rest of the Borough Council.

Spring is here and it is time to dust off your bicycle and grab your helmet!

Mayor Nolan Higgins and the Borough Council are inviting all Borough residents to join them this Sunday, April 1 for a leisure bike ride through the Borough. The hour-long ride will begin at 12:30 p.m. infront of and will include a short excursion onto the Hudson Trail. Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome. Helmets are required. 

After the ride, all residents (including non-riders) are invited back to the municipal building where members of the governing body will be available for an informal meeting with residents. The meeting will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Richard Berger March 31, 2012 at 03:17 AM
I would like to see this ordinance enforced, and more postings about it on the street.
Claudine Scozzari March 31, 2012 at 02:50 PM
This ordinance isn't on the Freehold Borough website. Is this a back door deal?
John F. Newman March 31, 2012 at 02:53 PM
for some reason ordinances aren't posted under the "ordinance" section. They are posted under administrative code. The ordinance cited can be found at: http://www.freeholdboro.org/forms/ordinances/T10%20-%20Title%2010%20%20VEHICLES%20AND%20TRAFFIC.pdf
Claudine Scozzari March 31, 2012 at 03:23 PM
First, according to your definitions, in english, any eminent domain parcel with an installation of bituminous stabilized base course for vehicular (vehicle with installed motorized engine) traffic should have a delineated shoulder for bicycle traffic. Second, none of the residential streets or paved streets in Freehold borough have the installation of traffic striping with an approved paint material on them. Therefore, according to your definitions, bicycles are illegal in Freehold borough. I haven't gotten to the actual ordinance yet. The 07728 zip code houses the judges assigned to the Monmouth County courthouse, and none of them or their highly paid law clerks noticed this problem. Definitions are found in 10.40.010. Thirdly, a bicycle is a mode of transportion generally providing a sense of freedom to the minors of this community, and a bicycle of choice of most minors don't have a motorized engine installed. The borough is having every minor with a bicycle (including one with training wheels) register the bicycle according to ordinance 10.40.020. Is the borough issuing summons to four (4) yearolds who haven't paid their 50 cents to fill out a form they can't read yet? (Ordinance 10.40.030) I would love to be a fly on the wall in the pre-schools of the community. There conversations are about all the fees inposed on them by the local authorities. Do they know they can't get working papers until they are 15 (fifteen) years old.
Claudine Scozzari March 31, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Why would a toy bicycle (like one that went with a dollhouse or part of a Barby Collection) be ridden? Toy bicycles aren't usually like a full size a four (4) year old would ride.


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