This is the No Bicycles sign in the Allegheny Cemetery
No Bicycles Allowed!
The gorgeous Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh is 300 acres of parkland with over 15 miles of road; an area that is supposed to be “a meditative place to walk in safety and quiet.”
I don’t understand why bicycles aren’t allowed. Listen to any bicycle that goes by — maybe it has some creaky gears, but generally, most are quiet. Generally, bicycles are pretty quiet. They are also much safer than heavier, motorized transport.
Listen to a car go by, listen to a motorcycle. a van, a truck, an SUV. All of these things are allowed, and all of these things are LOUD.
When I was turning into the cemetery, a car came up behind me and honked heavily twice. I couldn’t help wondering: How does that promote safety and quiet? How does that foster a “meditative place”?