Does San Angelo Need Bike Lanes?
Many of us can ride a bike, but here in San Angelo is a death wish.
I dream of a commute to work on a bike, skateboard, or skates. The annual savings on gas, the increase of exercise, and a connection with the outdoors. What negative notion could arise from this?
Well to begin, we hardly have sidewalks. There are sidewalks where foot traffic is high. Like downtown... That's all I can think of, maybe a few residential areas, but that's it.
Traffic during rush hour is high, 85-year-olds going 25, and 25-year-olds going 85 making traffic flow dangerous. (ASU, The loop, Knickerbocker, Sherwood Way, Bryant... etc.)
But what are the positives to adding bike lanes in San Angelo?
- Bike Lanes provide a supplement of transportation
- Lanes allow bicyclists to move at their own speed and not slow traffic.
- Bike Lanes get cyclists off the sidewalks and streets.
- Bike lanes help stop global warming by providing a real, healthy option to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- People on bikes are 50% more likely to stop in local businesses
- Bike lanes means one less car on the road during rush hour.
What do you think?