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Pedal patrols

Rotterdam cops get out of cruisers, onto bikes

Rotterdam Police officers Tom Culbert, left, and Stephen Dixon on their new patrol bicycles Thursday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Rotterdam Police officers Tom Culbert, left, and Stephen Dixon on their new patrol bicycles Thursday.
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Don’t be surprised if a Rotterdam police officer whizzes through your neighborhood on a bicycle this fall. Some patrolmen are parking their cruisers and taking to the streets aboard a mountain bike. The department recently received three heavy-duty bicycles that were donated by Union College last summer and reconditioned with donations from several area businesses. The 16 officers trained for bike patrol won’t use them exclusively, but have been given the opportunity to use them ...

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robbump
October 24, 2012
7:40 p.m.

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"Rotterdam cops get out of cruisers, onto bikes" ....
no, "onto BICYCLES"! Ask any motorcyclist what a "bike" is!

Hope I see RPD bicycle patrols obeying the rules of the road; something I often see SPD officers violating - especially driving their bicycles on sidewalks or the wrong way on one-way streets. They should be stellar examples for other cyclists.

Excellent reading for all bicycle drivers:
http://www.bikexprt.com/streetsmarts/usa...

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