City of Troy Working On Creating Bike Route

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By Sarah Cantey

The City of Troy is hoping to soon become more bicycle-friendly.


Troy's planning commission met today to review the proposed bike path map.


Once approved, signs would go up along the different routes to warn drivers to share the rode with bicyclists.


The routes will connect all the schools and attractions in Troy. The roads are not wide enough at the moment to make bike lanes. But, city leaders hope this will encourage drivers to share the road.


There was a lot of discussion about the safety of young bikers on the road and also about the city's liability.



Planning & Zoning Administrator Melissa Sanders said, "Moving forward we are going to check with other communities to see how they have addressed any legal aspects of this type of system and also get with the city attorney."


Greg Skaggs, a bicyclist said, "I'm excited about the possibility starting with signage and creating an environment that makes biking safe."


This is one of the goals of the Troy community master plan. The city's been working on this since August of last year.


The planning commission will need to give final approval before moving forward.


To see the map click here: http://www.troyal.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Bike-Map-041614.pdf




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