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KC Creating Hundreds of Miles of Bike Routes

Posted: Apr 4, 2013 4:27 AM by Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY - Kansas City public works crews have begun installing signs designating 352 lane-miles of bicycle routes throughout the city as part of a plan to create a 600-mile bikeway system.

Project manager Mario Vasquez says installing the signs is the third and final phase of a project that started in 2002.

Vasquez says some streets that are wide enough will have bicycle lanes painted onto the pavement, while others will designate bike routes with "share the road" signs.

Officials say when the project is completed the city will have 600 miles of on-street bicycle lanes and 230 miles of shared-use trails.

Vasquez says initial signage efforts have focused on suburban areas where traffic is light, but eventually will move to denser downtown city streets.

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