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Improving Bike Trails In Twin Falls

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By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A local cycling community is working with the Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Department. Their goal, to create more bike–friendly routes in the city.

From maps to on–demand crossings, local bike enthusiasts are looking at future improvements in Twin Falls.

"It's just a lot of interested citizens, people trying to promote cycling in Twin Falls."

Back in October, Cycle Therapy took Twin Falls City Cuncil members on a guided tour. Council members stated bike trails were on their radar. That goes the same for the cycling community.

One of Cycle Therapy's customers even went ahead to map out the city's main arterials for cycling.

Robin Seastrom, Cycle Therapy adds, "how to connect some of the bike paths that are existing with the other bike paths, how to go from one end of the town, north to south, east to west safely."

These main arterial roads such as Eastland Drive are used by motorists and cyclists alike each and every day. But for cyclists, there are more dangers present when there's not a light or a lighted crosswalk. An on–demand feature would help in this situation.

Seastrom adds, "it's a high–traffic area and they need to cross that street so they push a button and on–demand, the lights will flash, alerting drivers to stop, that somebody is in a crosswalk, somebody needs to cross in that area."

Improving the conditions for cyclists is part of the city's 20–year strategic planning goal. In the meantime, taking safety courses and educating yourself on the rules of the road are ways you can stay safe.

Cycle Therapy is hosting a Traffic Skills 101 course later this Spring. Please contact the shop for a future date.



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