Bike Walk Macon says city needs more bike lanes

Barmel Lyons (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- Right now, Poplar Street doesn't have any bike lanes for commuters -- which leads most cyclists to ride on the sidewalk. According to Georgia state law, that's illegal.

Executive Director of Bike Walk Macon Rachel Holler says this is a perfect example of why bikers don't feel safe on roadways, which leads them to break the law whether they know it or not.

According to the 2017 Long Range Transportation Plan, 1 in 3 people do not have a drivers license. So creating this safe alternative path is a necessity.

Holler says the organization is working with Macon-Bibb County and local engineers to get more lanes on the ground.

"We love what Macon-Bibb county is doing to get more bike infrastructure, but we would love to see that expand," she said. "So you can reach other neighborhoods, get across town -- if you need to -- the whole way on a bike lane."

Holler says over the next few months, Bike Walk Macon will continue to revise the policy to make it more in depth.

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