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Tell Us: Cyclists

Does Port Washington need bike lanes?

Some residents have complained about cyclists riding on sidewalks, causing potential safety hazards.

Does Port Washington need bike lanes to make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians? If so which roads should be considered? Or, do you have other suggestions? Tell us in the comments.

jonathan winant August 09, 2012 at 07:57 PM
LIPA has in fact considered burying electric line except for the fact that the cost would be astronomical compared to storm related repairs. Had they proposed burying power lines I can only imagine the outcry after residents learn the real cost and the repair to residents property.
TB August 09, 2012 at 08:05 PM
The problem is not the solo cyclist, its these wannabe Eddy Merckx's outfitted in spandex who ride in packs pretending to riding in the Pyrenees.
Nassau Taxpayer August 09, 2012 at 08:19 PM
I don't believe they have seriously considered the issue. Had they started 15 years ago, they would have avoided $2 billion of storm repairs and people who lost power due to aerial line failures would have avoided a like amount in spoiled food and other inconvenience. This was a perfect "shovel ready" infrastructure project. How long are we expected to wait? At what additional cost?
jonathan winant August 09, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Port North Resident There are a lot of issues facing P. Washington residents some can sit on the back burner while others need to be addressed as soon as possible. If you pay attention to the way in which motorists and bikers interact you will have a better understanding of the problem. Each ngroup is at fault for creating an uneccassary problem concerning safety. I guess someone had to step in with a viable solution before someones loved one is killed
Ed Shendell August 09, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Cyclists under a certain age should be allowed on sidewalks. The biggest improvement in cyclist and pedestrian safety would be greater driver awareness. Too often, I see drivers making right turns look left for oncoming traffic and never looking right for pedestrians or cyclists.

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