Man Wants to Ban Motorcycles from Parkways

Charles M. Denny, who describes himself as a retired corporate executive, wrote a letter to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, asking lawmakers i...

Charles M. Denny, who describes himself as a retired corporate executive, wrote a letter to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, asking lawmakers in Minneapolis to ban motorcycles from "parkways"...
Because of the difficulty and cost of monitoring motorcycle noise, I urge that we adopt a policy to limit the use of parkways by motorcyclists -- as we have for trucks -- and thereby distribute their noise over a larger area. Further, as is done is some cities today, an ordinance should be established prohibiting the modification of original-equipment mufflers through modification or replacement if the result is to increase the level of emitted noise.
If you take the time to read his entire letter, you can easily tell he REALLY hates motorcycles, going on to say that they're totally unnecessary as a form of transportation.

http://www.startribune.com/562/story/1090927.html

I thik the noise issue will eventually become moot. As the nation's emissions requirements tighten up over the next several years, more riders are going to leave their stock exhaust systems in place. Eventually states will extend their periodic smog test requirements to motorcycles, and the issue will be over.

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