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LSU to install dedicated bike lanes

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Posted: Nov 14, 2012 5:43 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Nov 14, 2012 5:43 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: LSU, bike lanes, bikes, cyclist, Easy Streets, bicycles, Campus

BATON ROUGE - LSU plans to improve safety for cyclist by installing bike lanes on Dalrymple Drive east of Highland.

The plan is part of the "Easy Streets" project that aims to make campus easier to travel on foot and by bike.

Students say traveling on two wheels is a difficult venture on campus.

"It's really difficult because so many people walk and there are so many cars that sometimes it's tough to get from one place to another, because you're constantly dodging out from people and cars, but it just seems more efficient for me to get to my classes," said Mikayda Mills, who rides her bike regularly on campus.

That's one reason why so many students risk the road, and why LSU wants to make it safer. LSU hopes to add dedicated lanes on Skip Bertman drive, but needs approval from the state first.

The University will also create "sharrow" lanes (shared lanes for cars and bikes) in the interior of campus. LSU will create a bike and pedestrian only promenade on Tower Drive between S. Campus and Stadium drives.

Students can expect to start seeing the changes by the Summer. The entire project totals about $1.4 million.

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