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Commissioners: Make Cycling an Everyday Option

Great to read the unanimous, sensible Prince Avenue cycleway decision. Now to fill the remaining cycleway gaps.  

Throughout the 1990s, the Athens-Clarke Safe Cycling Association lobbied hard for one thing: bike lanes on Lumpkin Street, Prince and Milledge Avenue, thus creating a cycling triangle. Without this triangle, cycling will remain very much a minority passion, not an everyday commuting alternative to cars. Achieve this, and Athens can truly compete with the likes of Chattanooga and Greenville. These early innovators have realized the massive economic impact of bicycle-friendly environments. 

Electric bikes now make cycling a breeze. What is needed is a safe way to enjoy them. Over to you, commissioners.