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At the meeting of the Ashburton Borough Council last evening, the Inspector of Nuisances' report, as read, referred to the wheeling of bicycles along the footpaths in East Street,-es-pecially on Saturdays, and to the leaning of bicycles against verandah posts and against buildings on the footpaths. Or. Ferriman suggested that a place to put bicycles in be constructed under the trees.

The Mayor said that it was against the by-laws to wheel them on the footpaths—though he did so. himself. It was stated that iv was legal to lean bicycles against verandah posts from the street side.

Cr. Christian suggested that notices be printed warning the public that such was against the by-laws. It would take the Inspector a long_ time to bring about compliance with the by-law otherwise.

■ The Mayor stated that proceedings had previously been taken against proprietors of cycle shops for standing bicycles on the footpaths. The warning was then noticed for a short time, but not for long. Or. Christian pointed out that it would bo easy enough to deal with cycle shop owners, but it was the ordinary person who just happened along and went a.way for a day- who was the principal offender.Or. Priest said that it ..would not be a nice thing to do, but'i "it would be most effective if one or two of the offenders were summoned..

Cr. Christian said he did not believe in hauling ■ one or two before the "Beak" ; he was altogether opposed to such a course, and moved that notices be printed warning people' that it was illegal to wheel bicycles on the footpath or lean them'againsb'the buildings or verandah posts on the footpath. Cr. Hefford endorsed Cr. Christian's remarks, and seconded the motion. Or. Priest said he thought one or two would need to be summoned before the matter was brought prominently before the public. He agreed that the people should be notified in some way first.

The Mayor said he was sure the Sergeant of Police would do his best to help abate tho nuisance. Cr. Ferriman asked where the notices would be put. They'would have to obtain permission from the shipowners to put the notices on their buildings. The Mayor stated, that they would find some place to put them. The motion was then..carried.;

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BICYCLE STANDS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8808, 3 March 1914

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BICYCLE STANDS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8808, 3 March 1914

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