RYE, N.H. — Some bicyclists aren’t happy with a road sign in one New Hampshire town.

An electronic message sign in Rye flashes alerts at bicyclists. One says, “Roads for riding, not chatting!”

Police Chief Kevin Walsh says the sign was activated to try to improve bicycle safety. The board of selectmen recently approved an ordinance that requires bikers to ride single file.

Some bicyclists told WMUR-TV they’re bothered by the tone of the sign. Others say it makes sense to ride single file.

State law allows cyclists to ride two abreast on state roads as long as they don’t impede the flow of traffic. A town can enforce a single-file ordinance on its own roads.

Walsh said he’s changing the wording on the sign to say, “Courtesy goes a long way.”