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Re: bike lane on Oak Grove

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 00:19:16 +0000

Thank you for your email. This project has not been postponed and is still
on track. It is still on track for implementation but we need to have more
study on a few of the metrics.

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 4:16 PM Emily Moberg Robinson <
emobergrobinson_at_(domainremoved)

> Hello --
>
> I am a parent of 3 MPCSD students, one of whom bikes from our home in
> Lorelei Manor to Hillview Middle School. Today, I heard that the proposed
> Oak Grove bike boulevard pilot is being postponed because of concerns about
> losing parking spaces. My 6th grader bikes through Lindenwood (to avoid
> Ringwood), and down Oak Grove all the way to University. This stretch is
> easily the most dangerous part of his route. On several occasions, I have
> seen cars backing out into Oak Grove without looking and come close to
> hitting one of the *many* young bike commuters -- and I've only biked in
> with him a handful of times.
>
> I always impress on my son the importance of following the rules of the
> road, looking out for cars, and biking defensively rather than expecting
> drivers to see or respect him. He is a careful and responsible biker.
> However, the parking situation all the way down Oak Grove makes it
> dangerous for these kids -- and other adult bike commuters as well.
>
> Please reconsider postponing the pilot.
>
> Thank you,
> Emily
>
> --
> *Emily Moberg Robinson*
> www.woodshededitors.com
> writing • revising • editing
>
Received on Mon Apr 03 2017 - 17:25:07 PDT

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