Cape Girardeau looks at bicycle plan

The SEMissourian notes that Cape Girardeau is working on a comprehensive plan that includes provisions to become safer and friendlier for walking and bicycling:
The draft comprehensive plan being considered by city officials emphasizes the use of pedestrian and bike trails. The Southeast Missouri Climate Protection Initiative is supporting a plan to add bike routes along several Cape Girardeau streets, including along the Cape LaCroix trail system.

Bicyclist Eric Redinger will talk about the plan at 7 p.m. today at the Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 N. Clark Ave., during the initiative's meeting.

Expanded streets are part of a national movement, Redinger said, citing Chicago as one city with a high rate of bike commuters and a street design plan that takes walkers, cyclists and cars into account. The bike plan he's promoting comes from a Leadership Cape brainstorming session earlier this year.

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