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CdA To Close Trail Gap

A cyclist rides along the Centennial Trail near the intersection of Mullan Avenue and 8th Street in Coeur d’Alene. The city has approved a proposal to add designated bike lanes along 8th Street, closing the only gap of the 23-mile recreational trail. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Shawn Gust)

The city of Coeur d'Alene will install bike lanes on both sides of Eighth Street near City Hall. On Tuesday, the Coeur d'Alene City Council voted unanimously in favor of creating the lanes, which will span from Young Street to Mullan Road. Trails Coordinator Monte McCully told the council that the lanes will address concerns from residents about the safety of cyclists, as well as connect the Centennial Trail. "Building these bike lanes will close a gap in the Centennial Trail that was created when the trail was moved," McCully said. "It is currently the only gap in the entire 23-mile trail and we have received a lot of complaints from trail users that are having trouble finding their way to the next part of the trail"/Keith Cousins, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: How often do you use the Centennial Trail?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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