Grant, donation pays for bike friendly infrastructure in Ludington.  

August 13, 2018

Grant, donation pays for bike friendly infrastructure in Ludington.  

LUDINGTON — The City of Ludington was recently awarded a grant of $2,920 to place bike fix-it stations and sharrows. The grant came from Northwest Michigan Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition through the Live Well Mason Coalition.

Sharrows have been placed along Rath Avenue and Bryant Road, which are also known as bike routes USBR 20 and USBR 35. A sharrow alerts motorists of the lateral location bicyclists are likely to occupy within the traveled way.

“This marking is an awareness marking which seemed appropriate for that area given that it is the location of two designated national bike routes.” said Heather Tykoski, Ludington community development director. The sharrow does not yield right of way nor does it give anyone authority over the road. The sharrow merely lets motorists know that bicyclists are more likely to be on the roadways in those areas. All regular rules of the road apply.

With additional sponsorship from Jeff Betz of Trailhead Bike Shop the city was able to place three bike fix-it stations throughout the town. One has been installed at Stearns Park, another will be installed at the trailhead to Cartier Park near Bryant Road and Rath Avenue, and a third location is to be determined. Bike fix-it stations include tools for minor bike repairs and air pumps.

  These improvements further safety measures and support alternative modes of transportation and healthy living in the City of Ludington, Tykoski said.

 

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