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Bike battle continues

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago October 05, 2015 Oct 5, 2015 Monday, October 05 2015 October 05, 2015 11:07 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Disagreement over bike lanes continued Monday night at a community meeting over problems and possible solutions.

Recently, people in the Webb Park area complained about being ticketed for parking in bicycle lanes. Parking in lanes devoted to cyclists is against traffic laws, but people argued they want more access to parking near their homes.

Homeowners have said bicyclists complained to police and vehicles were ticketed when parked in the lanes specifically on Glenmore Avenue near Capital Heights. The issue was addressed Monday night where city leaders heard from cyclists and homeowners.

"It's a very positive thing for a neighborhood. We fought long and hard years ago to have what we have," Terry Singer said.

"We decided we would rather park on our street than have the bike lanes," Gene Groves said about the situation recently.

Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle said the city's public works department may decide what happens if homeowners and cyclists can come to a compromise. Marcelle insinuated the council might also handle the issue.

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