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#1 PIMP-DADDY

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:49 AM


 

Know a Missouri road that needs a shoulder?  Know a dozen of them?
 



Submit them here--deadline is June 30th:




 

At a recent meeting with MoDOT Director Dave Nichols and the leaders of four
major Missouri bicycle/pedestrian advocacy groups, we told him one of the top
needs for bicyclists across Missouri was roads with good, bicycleable
shoulders.



"Submit them!" he said.  "Submit them to our list.
 Submit them all!"



So you've been
challenge by MoDOT's leader: Submit every road in your area that needs a shoulder to the MoDOT list:



  • Roads that have too much traffic to
    bicycle regularly or safely
     without a bicycleable shoulder
  • Roads that have shoulders that are too narrow
    to safely use for bicycling
  • Roads that have a narrow shoulder and a rumble
    strip
    --where a wider shoulder would help
  • Routes that your local bicycle group could take if
    only that one stretch of one road had a shoulder
  • Bridges or overpasses that lack
    shoulders
  • Roads that mostly have shoulders--but the shoulders
    are missing in a few spots
  • Don't assume someone else has submitted your road--even
    if they have, every submission is a like a 'vote' for adding
    a shoulder to your road.  
    So the more votes, the better.
     Submit your
    shoulder need now!



 


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#2 Fahtrim

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:58 PM

lots of problems with this really in my opinion

 

The road bikers by the letter of the law ride with the rules of the drivers, but it just makes the drivers mad.

If you have shoulders, then the road bikers don't use them b/c the shoulders are rough with trash and rocks etc so they hug closer to the road imo.

This is an off road cycling forum so not sure how much traffic for road biking goes on here.

 

I don't road bike, and i'm glad I don't.



#3 falasi4

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:48 PM

Wisconsin (at least in the Dells area) has nice bike-lane wide shoulders that they manage to keep amazingly clean.

 

Even Ned Overend says that mountain bikers need to train on the road... 







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