Bike Path on 395 North?

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  1. jessifunn

    jessifunn superJfunn

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    395 North needs a bike path bad. Anyone know if there are any plans for this?
     
  2. Truman

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    There has been discussion here but no plans I know of. Not sure it helps that the road needs repaving unless it would save money to do a path at same time. This is what we should be using bed taxes for.
     
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    sunspotbaby SoWal Insider

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    I've been begging for one on West Hewitt too....to no avail.
     
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    jessifunn superJfunn

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    I emailed my County Commissioner as someone suggested. Thought I would share the response. Seems pretty generic. I mean I have a job too and when someone asks me to do something I don't want to I always say it's on my project list hahahhaa

    "Yes, this is being looked at.
    We intend to connect these areas with paths. I can't give you an exact date but I've asked Public Works to include it in our project list."

    I just feel like this should have been done a long time ago. I am surprised no one has been hit yet. I went down JD Miller the other day and there is a bike path there (between Chat Holly and 98). I can't figure out how they choose where to put them, there is barely any houses over there. Who is using that bike path?

    I mean, I almost tripped over a dead possum the other day trying to avoid a car :D
     
  5. buster

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    Probably just need a bike Lane and not a separate path. PW Historic Association probably wouldn't want a separate path.
     
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    sunspotbaby SoWal Insider

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    Same ole song and dance...I would just like to be able to take a walk or bike ride without coming within inches of my life. And my kids would love a way to get to other streets and play with neighbors here without getting on the road to get there. I feel trapped on my dead end street.
     
  7. Jimmy T

    Jimmy T Beach Fanatic

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    Add me to the list of people who would like to see more multi-use paths.
    IMO, if we have the space, it's best to separate pedestrians and automobiles;
    everybody is safer and happier that way.

    In addition to 395 North (in this order), I would like to see:
    1. 283 North.
    2. 393 South and North.
    3. Finish 83 to 98.
     
  8. ShallowsNole

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    HPWA is in favor of a separate path as, with the school and church traffic, it would be far safer for everyone than just a small extra lane attached to the highway. Especially when I, whose inability to drive is well documented, am on the road.
     
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    The BCC just approved extending the 393 path from Ridge Road to 98.
     

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