Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Long Island, New York
Bikes: The same GT Outpost Mountain bike I've been riding since 1996, although I modify it throughout the year for commuting, touring, and recreational riding.
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A major road through my Long Island town is currently undergoing major renovations. Early in the planning stages of the project, I put together a "movement" to urge that the blueprints include some consideration for cyclists, joggers, skateboarders, etc. The response I received from those behind the project was that mine was certainly a good idea; however, a little "too" good, as implementing such a project in my town would encourage people in OTHER towns to ask for the same. In the end, all we've got is another lane for automobiles, a repaired sidewalk that no one ever uses, and still no safe place for cyclists to ride.
Hopefully, this bill will ensure that the same mistake is not made in the future.