The gorgeous Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh is 300 acres of parkland with over 15 miles of road; an area that is supposed to be “a meditative place to walk in safety and quiet.”
I don’t understand why bicycles aren’t allowed. Listen to any bicycle that goes by — maybe it has some creaky gears, but generally, most are quiet. Generally, bicycles are pretty quiet. They are also much safer than heavier, motorized transport.
Listen to a car go by, listen to a motorcycle. a van, a truck, an SUV. All of these things are allowed, and all of these things are LOUD.
When I was turning into the cemetery, a car came up behind me and honked heavily twice. I couldn’t help wondering: How does that promote safety and quiet? How does that foster a “meditative place”?