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Dear Mr/Mrs _______ I'm writing about an important safety issue concerning cycling in the city. Corpus Christi is in dire need of safe bike paths. Please consider this situation: - Corpus Christi was recently ranked one of the worst cities to cycle in America at #159. (https://www.lawnstarter.com/blog/studies/best-biking-cities/) - Our most vulnerable members of society rely on bikes as a mode of transportation, children, the homeless, people who have lost their license or simply cannot afford a car. - Most bike paths do not follow the Federal Highway Administration’s design guides. (see here: https://nacto.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2-4_FHWA-Separated-Bike-Lane-Guide-ch-5_2014.pdf ) Please also consider the benefits of a bike path: ✓ Reduce automobile congestion. ✓ Good for health ✓ Good for the environment. ✓ Proven to benefit the local economy. We need to build more bike paths that have a clear physical separation from the roads, smoothly paved and not shared with pedestrians. Why can’t this be done? The new bike paths on Alameda, Ralston and Corona do not count because the bike lanes are interrupted each block with a swerve for merging onto a pedestrian way’s ramp. Also, the gaps between concrete slabs make for a bumpy ride. Car lanes are not paved like that, so why have this indignity on the bike lanes? I regret to say, it looks poorly designed and had no consideration for cyclists. I hope you take this important matter into consideration. Sincerely, _________
Mayor of Corpus Christi
Paulette M. Guajardo
Council Member At-Large
Michael T. Hunter
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