Mayor Signs Resolution To Make Topeka More Bike Friendly

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka is on it's way to becoming more bike friendly!

Mayor Larry Wolgast signed a resolution Friday to get a bike trail plan started.

The $1.6 million project will place more "sharrows" on the roads, as well as more bike lane signs, striping and side paths. A sharrow is a marking placed within the street to indicate it is a shared lane for motorists and bicyclists.

Wolgast says this is a very significant step for the city.

"It's placing Topeka among communities that put a high priority on establishing bike ways, making our streets so they are user friendly for everyone -- pedestrians, those on bicycles as well as those in automobiles," said Wolgast.

Wolgast is hoping more people will get out and ride their bikes if Topeka is more bike friendly.


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