NYCkayaker re boathouses on the hudson, etc.

john mcgarvey
Fri Nov 3 09:32:24 EST 2006

I think pedestrian tourists should be registered and required to have  
a walking certification.  They are the worst hazards when I'm riding  
my bike in town.  Oh, and dog owners for that matter.  And the dogs.


On Nov 3, 2006, at 9:20 AM, Ken Gray wrote:

> There are two overriding issues everyone is overlooking on this  
> topic:  responsibility and knowledge.  I'm sure most people posting  
> here are very capable, sensible and safety-conscious.
> If launching areas are available without license or registration,  
> they will be abused by the unknowing amateur.  Don't underestimate  
> the stupidity and recklessness of the untrained, especially kids.   
> Speaking of the Hudson around the metropolitan area, this is not  
> Down by the Old Mill Stream.  I envision lots of poorly designed  
> inflatables being launched, lots of people without PFDs.
> I believe everyone should be registered.  The bike analogy is a  
> poor one.  Bicycles should be registered.  How many pedestrians  
> have been injured by bikes going on sidewalks or the wrong way on  
> one-way streets?  And just so you know where I'm coming from, I  
> think that cars should be restricted in Manhattan and more bike  
> lanes provided.
> I think there should be greater access to the water, but it's gotta  
> be regulated for safety reasons in some way.
> Ken
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