A cyclist turns onto South O'Brien Street from East Oak Street in Seymour Friday afternoon. Local bicycle enthusiasts are trying to make the city a more bicycle friendly community and have proposed bike lanes on six streets including the segement of Oak Street from O'Brien to Jackson Park Drive.
Local bicycle enthusiasts want to make Seymour a more bicycle-friendly community.
Bill Bailey, president of the Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce and an avid bicyclist, on Thursday proposed creating bicycle lanes on six heavily traveled streets — stretches of Oak Street, Jackson Park Drive and Marley Lane on the city’s south side, Airport Road on the west side, and Burkart Boulevard and Fourth Street on the north side.
“They meet two main criteria,” Bailey said. “First of all is their width. They are wide enough to accommodate bike lanes on both sides. Second, there is little or no parking along them.”
The streets also are in areas that he said have a higher population of bicyclists and lead to the city’s two industrial parks.
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