Speed hike for cyclists shot down – Metro US

Speed hike for cyclists shot down

City council feels there’s no need for speed — but enhancements to the city’s cycling infrastructure are in order instead.

Ald. Ric McIver’s motion to review pathway speed limits met considerable resistance at yesterday’s city council meeting, primarily because of concerns over user safety on the multi-use paths.

Even an amendment by Ald. Brian Pincott to increase speeds only on designated bike-only routes couldn’t sway council. Both items were defeated.

“Perhaps we’re grasping for a solution because we’ve lagged so far behind other cities in providing facilities for cyclists,” said Ald. Druh Farrell.

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