Highway plans should do more to protect bikers

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, May 2, 2018

On Tuesday, April 24, North Carolina Department of Transportation had a presentation to show us their proposal for North Carolina Highway 108 road improvements.

The typical section showed a two-lane road, with a 4-foot wide paved shoulder. The shoulder did have a bike shown.

I suggest that the biker be moved off the shoulder/roadway to outside the guardrail for protection. The new paved area should be wide enough to allow two way bike, hiker and jogger traffic.

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I do not think we want our young families biking on the edge of the high speed road.

Francine Gillam, Tryon