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Cyclists, Council Members Meet to Make Richmond Bike-Friendly

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Richmond's plan to make the city more bike friendly is moving forward and Thursday night, people met to discuss initiative. Richmond's plan to make the city more bike friendly is moving forward and Thursday night, people met to discuss initiative.
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Richmond's plan to make the city more bike friendly is moving forward and Thursday night, people met to discuss initiative.

Council members Chris Hilbert and Charles Samuels held a community meeting at Linwood Holton Elementary School.  The majority in attendance were cyclists who are hoping for positive changes.

"My husband and I have both been hospitalized by separate accidents," says Karen Mullins, who attended the meeting.  She's looking forward to the proposed changes.

"They're catching up to the idea now and that's good to see," she says.  "There really should be a separate set of laws for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists because those are three wildly different things."

Over the next few months, the city will add bike lanes to several streets. "Sharows" will be painted on other roads and eventually the goal is to have bike accessible routes covering the majority of Richmond.

"It's not something that costs a ton of money," says Council member Charles Samuels.  "It's really painting lines on the street and that means it can be effectuated very quickly."

Many people believe it's time the city move forward as more people are biking while facing challenges getting around.

The city has its comprehensive plan online and it's interactive.  You can see it at http://www.richmondgov.com/CommissionPedestrianBicycleAndTrails/index.aspx.


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