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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Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race. 
—H.G. Wells
Ever bike? Now that's something that makes life worth living!...Oh, to just grip your handlebars and lay down to it, and go ripping and tearing through streets and road, over railroad tracks and bridges, threading crowds, avoiding collisions, at twenty miles or more an hour, and wondering all the time when you're going to smash up. Well, now, that's something! And then go home again after three hours of it...and then to think that tomorrow I can do it all over again! 
—Jack London, Author
Three important things in life -- freedom, ambition, health. And that is why I ride a bike. 
—Harish DN, India 
[A] key factor in the development and planning of most trails is local, grassroots efforts: that is, the citizens who drive the local, state, and federal government to act. Everything from establishing the vision and need for greenways to defining specific trail corridors, to participating in the zoning process, to forming citizen coalitions, to developing guidelines for trail use and access should be within the abilities of each citizen. With broad-based support, the vision of a national system of trails can be realized. 
— American Trails, Trails for All Americans report, 1990
Trails have multiple values and their benefits reach far beyond recreation. Trails can enrich the quality of life for individuals, make communities more livable, and protect, nurture, and showcase America’s grandeur by traversing areas of natural beauty, distinctive geography, historic significance, and ecological diversity. Trails are important for the nation’s health, economy, resource protection and education.  
—American Trails, Trails for All Americans report, 1990
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—Daniel Behrman, The Man Who Loved Bicycles; The Memoirs of an Autophobe, 1973

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