Monday, April 4, 2011

Cape Girardeau to alter bike route plan

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - The City of Cape Girardeau announced that it will reduce the number of streets that will be used for bike routes.

The change in plans comes after a contentious public meeting last Thursday in which homeowners voiced their concerns about losing on-street parking options. The bike lanes would eliminate on-street parking on the streets where they would be designated.

Homeowners also argued that bike lanes would decrease property values.

Eleven bike routes were examined at last Thursday’s meeting. Four of the routes are no longer under consideration.

The City of Cape Girardeau was awarded a grant for over $250,000from the Missouri Foundation for Health to develop the bike lanes.

According to a press release from the City of Cape Girardeau, the following routes will no longer be considered:
  • Lexington Avenue between Concord and Amblewood
  • Perryville Road between city limits and Bertling
  • Cape Rock Drive between Kingshighway and Lexington
  • Hopper Road between Mount Auburn and Kingshighway
Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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