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County board pushes for bike lanes

By on April 21st, 2011

In an effort to make Alachua County more bike friendly, suggestions were tossed around tonight at the county’s monthly Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board meeting. The county is looking to add bike lanes to major roads in the area while keeping safety a top priority. Advisory Board member William Baruch says an increase in bike lanes would be a huge step in the right direction.

“More bicycle lanes would improve safety immensely. Many people want to use a bicycle and are too afraid to do it because of the congested streets,” he says.

These additions would be on-track with the county’s overall goal of making all modes of transportation easier in the area. The Alachua County Commission passed a multi-modal transportation fee last week which would fund more navigable travel routes divided by type of vehicle.


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