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Cyclists ask for safety changes after cars seen driving on the Monon Trail

Cyclists ask for safety changes after cars seen driving on the Monon Trail

Monon Trail file photo INDIANAPOLIS — Unwelcome visitors on the Monon Trail. More cars are showing up where they don’t belong. People who use the…

Wednesday, Jan 18

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Monon Trail file photo INDIANAPOLIS — Unwelcome visitors on the Monon Trail. More cars are showing up where they don’t belong. People who use the trail to bike, run and walk the area are pleading for action before someone gets hurt.

“It’s pretty scary,” said local cyclist Alexander Geragotelis. “You’re just going along and you’re not expecting it and then all of a sudden there’s a big car.” Pictures show muddy and snowy tire tracks along the Monon. In another picture, there’s no questioning: a car is shown right there on the trail.

“The Monon is the one spot where I shouldn’t be getting passed by a car,” said Sean McManus, another Indy cyclist.

McManus said he bikes to and from work, which adds up to about 14 miles a day.

“I just shake my head anymore because it’s such a common occurrence,” he said.

Cyclists in Indianapolis say cars driving and parking on the Monon has been a problem for far too long and it’s time something is done about it.

“I think we need bollards at the intersections,” said Gergagotelis.Our previous coverage back in October showed a blue Nissan driving on the Monon in Broad Ripple off 64th Street.“I do get more and more frustrated and I do think it’s getting worse and worse because the longer it goes on and no one gets in trouble the more people are going to do it,” said Gergagotelis.Adding posts, more signs or perhaps even fencing, these cyclists are tired of talking about the dangerous situations […]

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