No clear path in sight for creation of more painted bike lanes


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 segment of Oak Street from O'Brien to Jackson Park Drive.

A local resident and businessman continues to pressure city officials to add marked bike lanes on city streets to help make Seymour safer and more welcoming to bicyclists.

Matt Nicholson, a founding member of the Jackson County Bicycle Club and owner of B2 Bikes and Boards in Seymour, has asked the Board of Public Works and Safety to finish painting a short bike route on the city’s south side and begin work on another area this spring.

A board member has concerns about street parking for vehicles and having bike lanes he said aren’t connected and that don’t lead anywhere in particular.

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