Sunday, August 26, 2007

Strike another one to The ACTIVISTS!!!!!

Activists call for Palm Beach County to mark bike lanes

Activists say marked county roads would boost safety

Miles and miles of bike lanes crisscross Palm Beach County.

But many people wouldn't know it. That's because the county doesn't label the 4-foot paved shoulders along major roads as bike lanes even though they are set aside specifically for bikes.

It's a bone of contention among county bicycle activists who have battled with the county for years to get it to mark the shoulders as bike lanes. The designated bike lanes — 4- to 5-feet wide with signs and specific markings — mLinkake it safer for bicyclists to ride the roads and would encourage more people to ride bikes, bike activists say.

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