Another meeting set to talk about bike lane drama
BATON ROUGE - A meeting has been scheduled to address some bike lane drama in an upscale neighborhood here.
Recently, people who live in the Webb Park area complained over the lanes when people police started writing tickets to drivers who parked their vehicles in the bike lane outside of homes on Glenmore and Hundred Oaks. Police said officers started writing tickets for the illegal parking when bicyclists complained bike lanes were blocked.
At a previous meeting among residents recently, people frustrated with the ticket situation suggested petitioning to remove the bike lanes.
"We decided we would rather park on our street than have the bike lanes," said Gene Groves, a Glenmore resident, said in an interview.
But, the issue is mixed among neighbors. Some believe the bike lanes are good for the community.
"I think that bike lanes and encouraging people to use bike lanes is a good idea," said Webb Park resident Jimmy Wetherford.
Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle is coordinating the next meeting about the issue, set for 5:30 p.m. on October 5 at Ingleside Methodist Church.
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