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“As much as I would love to see something like this, I worry about one thing: accountability,” Howell said. “How is the city covered for liability in the event that someone gets off the pier on a bicycle and is injured?” We have simply sanctioned this activity if this is the case.
Yunker said she was not even sure people were allowed to cycle into Lake Geneva from a pier or ramp in town.
“I think there is a restriction on the biking jetties there,” Yunker said.
Alderman Richard Hedlund said if the city accepts Krause’s request, then it would face similar demands in the future. Hedlund said Krause would have been better off not making the request and hopping off the dock, then paying a citation if needed.
“I always say it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. The worst thing that can happen is you get a quote, ”Hedlund said. “If you let that person do it, how many more are going to want to do it?” As much as I appreciate the respect they showed, I think it would have been easier to do.
Krause unwittingly followed Hedlund’s advice.
She said she had not heard from Yunker or was not informed that the aldermen would discuss and vote on the request, so she and another member of staff cycled on a jetty in the Linn City Lake, May 10.