Cyclists are marginalized
I’ll be 73 next spring and have loved bicycling for over a half century, most of it in Nebraska. I see that the Nebraska Department of Transportation now plans to consider cyclists’ safety as part of its “annual road safety plan.” (Nov. 27)
When NDOT recently removed a third of a mile of the frontage road that connected Old Hwy 8 and Morningside Road for another U.S. 275 overpass near Fremont, it spent a lot of money to create a large asphalt turnaround for ag equipment where the frontage road dead ends from the north. Then in 2023, NDOT removed the asphalt and replaced it with concrete.
I asked transportation director Vicki Kramer in January 2023 to restore the missing ⅓-mile of frontage road segment for cyclists with an 8-foot wide link of crushed limestone, and I had support from other agencies for possible cost sharing. Kramer told me the department had no money to restore the missing ⅓-mile of frontage road and that its priority was motorized traffic. People are also reading…
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