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Greenville Gives Tentative OK to Bike Plan

Published September 29, 2011

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—A bicycle master plan calling for more than 170 miles of new bike routes and upgrades in Greenville, South Carolina, was approved by city leaders Monday. However, the officials noted they weren’t endorsing all projects in the plan, which has been debated for almost two years, the Greenville News reported on its GreenvilleOnline.com website.

Instead, city manager John Castile said the city endorses a bike-friendly plan “in concept,” but specific ideas contained in the plan, such as new lanes, safe routes to schools and some redesigned corridors, won’t take shape until affected neighborhoods have the chance to comment, the news website said.

Greenville’s bike plan was developed with input from the public, including a survey with 690 respondents, and from key partners including the South Carolina Department of Transportation, the Greenville Police Department and local bicycle industry entrepreneurs. It calls for some type of bike feature — such as bicycle lanes, shared lanes or greenways — on most major streets in the city.

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