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Bicycle Boulevards Part Of Path Plan

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NBC4i.com wroteBicycle Boulevards Part Of Path Plan

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mayor Coleman wants to make Columbus a much more bike-friendly place. Bikes are becoming less of a recreational device and more of a necessity as gas prices skyrocket.

And if bikes are becoming more of a necessity, so goes the city’s bike paths. Within the next 20 years, the number of bike paths and trails in Columbus and the surrounding suburbs will increase to more than 700 miles. That’s 10 times the paths riders have now.

Much of the plan for bike paths and trails was more of a wish list. It included “bicycle boulevards,” which would include a bicycle lane on High Street from Downtown to Morse Road. There also was a plan for a Downtown “bike station” complete with bike parking and a changing area.

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