Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
On February 26, 2013, Linus Bike, designer of European-style bicycles for commuters and urbanites, comments on reported plans for Cincinnati to install a new system of city bike lanes and cycle tracks.
A recent article on the Soapbox Cincinnati website discusses plans by the city's Bicycle Transportation Program to extend the existing bike lane system in various parts of the city, reporting that cycle tracks are also being considered for installation in parts of the city. Bike lanes and cycle tracks are considered effective ways to encourage city bike traveling and improve cyclists' safety, according to the article, which gives special emphasis to the cycle tracks, since the physical barrier between the biker and the motorists is thought to contribute to a heightened sense of safety.
The senior city planner in the Division of Transportation and Engineering, Melissa McVay, mentions that the development of infrastructure for cyclists has a direct correlation to the growth of the biking community and the city’s awareness of bikers' safety. The Bicycle Transportation Program is reported as encouraging the further development of the biking community by promoting various events and cycling-related zoning laws and by securing facilities and amenities for cyclists.
Linus Bike representative China Reevers responds with her approval for Cincinnati’s move to become more bike-friendly. “I think that there is always a sizable group that is looking forward to or at least willing to bike to get around in the city. Traffic can be so stressful and overbearing; it's nice to have a viable alternative. I have no doubt that the feeling of safety that comes from awareness-raising measures like bike lanes and cycle tracks will result in an increased number of both joy riders and commuter bikes on the road.”
Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike 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.