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Path improvements overdue

It was great news to hear that they plan on repaving the bicycle path along U.S. Highway 95. Anyone who has ever ridden their bicycle on the segment between Wyoming Avenue and Boekel Road knows that it’s hell on bikes (and butts).

It’s covered in moss, with multiple cracks and tree roots coming up. I avoid it whenever possible, and the lack of wear and moss growth shows that apparently other people do as well.

Once they’ve finished the repaving, do you think they could work on that segment of Government Way between Canfield and Prairie avenues? That’s hell on motorcycles, too.

Kathy Evans

Coeur d’Alene


 

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