Linus Bike, a Commuter Bike Manufacturer, Comments on an Article Regarding the Encouraging Bike-Friendly Changes for Fort Wayne, IN

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Following an article published on JournalGazette.net regarding a bicycle-friendly Indiana city prioritizing cyclist safety, a representative for Linus Bike offers a response.

On September 19th, commuter bike manufacturer Linus Bike responds to an article published for JournalGazette.net commending the bike advocacy set forth by the city of Fort Wayne, IN.

According to the article, the city of Fort Wayne has been encouraging bicycle advocacy for the past 40 years by changing traffic codes and proposing “a more active transportation infrastructure.” The article reports that within the past two years the city has created a safer transportation system by adding signs, arrows, and bike lanes to certain streets. “In September, City Council will discuss the proposed changes. The most noteworthy will include operation of vehicles where bicycles are present and operation of bicycles on roadways and sidewalks. The changes follow a common-sense approach in which all users of city streets and sidewalks can co-exist without significant adjustment. However, the ordinance changes do have a specific goal of balancing the safety of cyclists while increasing driver confidence with the new infrastructure,” states JournalGazette.com.

Additionally, the article reports that a new provision will require vehicles to remain 3 feet away from passing cyclists, an act that will keep cyclists safer. According to Linus Bike representative China Reevers, “Unfortunately, many cities do not have infrastructures that are bicycle-friendly. Hopefully the inspiring efforts of Fort Wayne will encourage other cities to commit to cyclist safety.”

In addition, the article states that the new Fort Wayne provisions include a new code that explains “that cyclists shall be granted all rights of use and subject to the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle. This means bicyclists have a right to be on the street and must follow the rules of the road. Also, cyclists are given the right to ride on sidewalks but must give an audible warning when passing a pedestrian.”

Linus Bike is a bicycle manufacturer that is based in sunny California. They specialize in creating amazing vintage style commuter bikes and city bikes. Not only a bicycle company, Linus Bike also sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.
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