The City of Ventnor prohibits motorized bikes on the Boardwalk. Enforcing this local ordinance is spotty at best.
‘We do have enforcement’ says Ventnor Public Safety Commissioner, Tim Kriebel.
They’re everywhere. Electric bikes and motorized skateboards. Some e-bikes can reach speeds of 25- 30 mph. Not only are they fast, but they’re heavy. Get hit by one, and your likely to be seriously injured.
Aggressive boardwalk biking already a challenge for pedestrians. Unlawful, motorized e-bikes will make things much worse for those who prefer a pleasant stroll on the boards
Fast, heavy and quiet. Motorized-bikes can cause real damage if rider loses control.
E-bikes are unlicensed, motorized vehicles. They can be dangerous. Especially in confined spaces. Like a crowded boardwalk.
Small children and seniors are most at risk from illegal motor-biking on the Ventnor boardwalk.
Ventnor Mayor Beth Holtzman must step up enforcement, says a mom of two toddlers. I’m afraid to take a walk on the boardwalk.
Not only are e-bikes multiplying on the boardwalk, but you’ll also see an occasional, gasoline-powered bike.
153-4 Use prohibited on Boardwalk. [Amended 6-4-1979 by Ord. No. 7904] The operation and use of motorized bicycles shall be prohibited on the Boardwalk.
On a nice day, the boardwalk is packed with pedestrians. These walkers often find themselves dodging fast moving e-bikes. Residents want boardwalk patrols to give out warnings and tickets, before its too late and someone gets seriously injured.
Gerri: I got hit by someone on a bike, going way too fast on the boardwalk last summer.
Vickie: Those ebikes just scare me either on the road or on the boardwalk.
Joel: City Commissioners: no motorized bikes, boards, anything on the boardwalk other than wheelchairs. Station a couple of cops there once or twice, and it will stop.
Helene: Need bike patrol and tickets. Permits for e bikes if necessary. Quality of life situation
Cheryl: Probably nothing will be done until someone REALLY gets hurt. A good lawyer will have a field day
David: Rudeness abounds on the Ventnor Boardwalk/Raceway. Sponsored by NASCAR.
Rochelle: Unfortunately it will take a tragedy for something to be done. Every year it gets worse and worse. Very unsafe. My husband constantly is saying to me watch out, move over. There should be no bikes, skateboards or anything of that nature permitted. It is totally out of control, UNSAFE ENVIRONMENT!
Sean: Had young man on electric bike run red light as I was turning onto Dorset from Monmouth. At the rate of speed they go, someone is going to get seriously hurt or worse.
Joyce: Should ban all motorized (electric, gas, battery, solar) skate board, motorcycles, scooters and bikes from the boardwalk…exception for the disabled.
Michele: A teenage boy was riding his bike on one wheel & ran my 4 year old niece over at 7:30pm when we were walking back from the beach concert! Maybe they should enforce the time bikes are allowed. It was horrible!
TS: Bikes, scooters, etc., which can reach speeds of 25 mph are a present danger to pedestrians in a narrow space. And so are all the clods who bike and treat the boardwalk as the Tour de France.
IH: Please do something to stop the bikers on the Boardwalk who think they’re Lance Armstrong on steroids and feel the need to ride their bikes at extremely high speeds, while people are walking especially with so many little kids around.
Contact Tim Kriebel, Commissioner of Public Safety