Where there’s a wheel, there’s a way to biker friendly roads
With gas prices inching higher and higher, more Raleigh cyclists are hitting the pavement. The city's roads, however, are not that bicycle friendly.Posted — Updated
“It's my transportation way of life,” cyclist Daniel Osborne said. “I ride three or four times a day. I'll ride downtown to catch the bus to go to Wake Tech to go to school."
“They definitely need a bike plan. I don't really know if they had one before,” Osborne said.
City officials have partnered with the state Department of Transportation to study biking. Their goal is to come up with a newer plan for cycling on city streets.
There are only two roads in Raleigh with bike lanes, officials said.
“People have to change their attitudes towards bikes too,” Osborne added.
“Our goal is to figure out how to make it less scary,” Lamb said.
The bicycle study is costing the DOT and Raleigh about $180,000. A public workshop on the bike plan was held recently, and more are planned for the summer.
Officials said they hope to have the study complete and suggestions in place by next year.
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