OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL

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Police Bike Patrol

Police Bike Patrol

The Ohio River Trail Council supports the development of aver Trail Town. We are committed to serving the Law Enforcement Community with quality police bikes and accessories. Police Bike Patrols are an extension of the community policing effort, the bike patrols provide officers with greater opportunities to connect with residents and business people. Building stronger rapport and better communication between police and community members can help officers resolve concerns before they develop into problems.

Moreover, Patrol Bikes offer police greater maneuverability and access to areas where cars cannot go, a potential advantage in apprehension situations. This can be great for bicycle trails, downtown areas and public events, where a bicycle allows an officer to see more of their surroundings and what is occurring. A bicycle division is great for morale, fitness, and provides the officer with the ability to interact with the community on a more personal level.

In addition, EMS and Emergency response teams can move quickly through crowds of people and carry the emergency equipment they need. Bikes are the Green way to keep the police in the public view providing security.

 

 

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I thought of that [Theory of Relativity] while riding my bicycle.    
—Albert Einstein
Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world. 
—Grant Petersen
The cyclist creates everything from almost nothing, becoming the most energy-efficient of all... animals and machines and, as such, has a [genuine] ability to challenge the entire value system of a society.... The bicycle may be too cheap, too available, too healthy, too independent and too equitable for its own good. In an age of excess, it is minimal and has the subversive potential to make people happy in an economy fuelled by consumer discontent. 
—Jim McGurn
We believe that the place to start … is in our communities. Americans living together and joining in associations across the country–this is where the tremendous strength and vision of our people will be tapped. We recommend a prairie fire of local action to sweep the nation, encouraging investment in outdoor recreation opportunities and rededication to the protection of our great natural heritage.   
— President Ronald Reagan's,Commission on American Outdoors, Americans and the Outdoors, 1987
If there’s one essential ingredient to creating trails and trail systems, it’s people. All the land and financing in the world won’t blaze a trail if there aren’t people championing the project. 
–Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, In Support of Trails: A Guide to Successful Trail Advocacy, 1993
…. the bicycle boom is not a fad. It comes at (or is symptomatic of) a time when traffic jams are intolerable to commuters, heart disease kills too many sedentary executives, the population grows ever more pollution-aware and ecology-minded, and millions of people are looking to the simple pleasures of life. 
—Steve Sherman, Bike Hiking, 1974

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