You don’t have to go far in this town to find someone frustrated by the lack of bike lanes, connectivity of the trails or the difficulty of getting across town without your own hood. But that may get at least a partial fix soon.
The city’s transit department has $6.6 million of stimulus money (that federal cash viewed by some as a boost in a down economy and by others as wasteful spending with lax oversight). That will equip virtually all buses with bicycle racks (they each hold two bikes on the front of the bus). And the city is also considering placing bike racks or lockers where trails intersect with bus paths, said Mike Vinson, the city’s transit director. Read More