The Orion

Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

Suzy Leamon

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






unnamed.jpg

City council member Randall Stone has proposed a ghost riding ban on campus in order to prevent bicycle theft. Photo credit: Suzy Leamon

Council member Randall Stone has proposed a plan to ban ghost riding in Chico.

Ghost riding is when someone is riding a bicycle while also steering another next to them.

The city ban would make it easier for police to stop someone who is ghost riding and have them verify ownership of the bicycle.

In California, it is already illegal to ghost ride, along with riding an unregistered bicycle. Chico State requires all students to register their bikes.

“These laws already exist and are kind of worthless without police enforcement to back them up,” Stone said.

He said the ban would give the police license to investigate something that they probably had a hard time investigating in the first place.

John Feeney, chief of University Police, said the best way students can protect their bikes is by registering them with the police and locking them up properly.

“We’ve helped return so many bikes to students if they are registered,” he said. “If the bike isn’t registered, there’s not much we can do.”

Stone says the point of the ban is not to issue more citations and warnings, but rather help stolen bicycles get returned to its owners.

The council staff members have yet to make a decision on Stone’s proposal.

Susan Leamon can be reached at [email protected] or @susanleamon on Twitter.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

    Breaking News

    Scott Huber hosts Conversations about Cannabis

  • Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

    Breaking News

    Getting trashed on a Saturday morning

  • Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

    Breaking News

    Reynold’s campaign and storefront vandalized overnight

  • Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

    Breaking News

    Fire in Chapmantown destroys two sheds, no injuries

  • Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

    A&E Breaking

    Chico Elks Lodge announces second annual Craft Faire

  • Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

    Breaking News

    Black bear runs, climbs and escapes from Chico Police

  • Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

    Breaking News

    Shots fired in downtown Chico leaves one injured and one detained

  • Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

    Breaking News

    Chico Planning Commission votes on controversial housing development

  • Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

    Administration

    Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

  • Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

    Administration

    Final University Budget Committee meeting of semester expects cuts

X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban