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Garrett talks to Rotary about cycling

April 2, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Cycling supporters and local government are working together to increase and improve options for cyclists in the Mid-Ohio Valley....

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Apr-02-13 12:31 PM

So, what you're really saying is we need more places to drive our cars? Forty years is long enough, get with the program MOV.

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Apr-02-13 11:48 AM

I would love to see how the return on investment on money spent for all these bike trails compare to the return on investment if the money was spent on other infrastructure improvements. Marietta is throwing money down the drain driving piling along the river to extend their trail when existing roads could have been utilized, and I'm afraid any trail built from Parkersburg to Williamstown would follow this same wasteful nature. Yes, I think bike trails are a nice improvement for the valley, but this money could be better served on infrastructure improvements that would benefit more people within the valley instead of just a select few that will utilize the trails.

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Apr-02-13 8:48 AM

Anyone else notice no cyclists using these "trails"? Yet more careless cyclists are jumping in-front of traffic elsewhere in town. Most of the ones I am speaking of are middle-aged drunks or are unattended children. In a similar situation now the seasons are changing. Even-though a skate park was built for the youth children seem to want to skateboard and Rollerblade in the streets with no regard for safety. Not just poor regard for traffic but without any safety gear. All these community interest projects are going to do is, clutter up the roads with those who will take a short cut off the made paths designated for them. Creating more hazards for the city in the end.

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Apr-02-13 7:47 AM

It's a serious traffic hazard, both at the merge point at 9th St and for vehicles intending to turn right onto 13th St.

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Apr-02-13 7:27 AM

the bike lane on Juliana Street was a waste of paint.

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