John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
I have witnessed many bike riders at night without any lights or reflectors on them. To top it off the riders are wearing dark clothes. This is a deadly accident waiting to happen. If your child was doing this, would you want a knock on the door by the police telling you that your child was badly injured or killed while riding on his bicycle. If a bike rider is not easily visible on the street, then any driver could hit him and not be at fault due to the rider not having lights or reflectors on his bike. Please ride your bike safely and make yourself visible to other road users. Please, safety check your child's bike before he goes out on the street for a ride. Please support the Bay View community.