Klamath Falls, Ore. – Street crews got an early start putting in posts along a protected bike lane in Klamath Falls Tuesday.
Klamath Falls City Engineer Scott Souders says street crews began re-installing the delineators on Oregon Avenue. “Parks Department has been working to get all the trees pruned up – we’re looking at this as one of our focus corridors.”
Crews will also be re-striping the full length of the bike lane.
The protected bike lane extends a little over two miles from the junction of Oregon Avenue and Beihn Street to Ninth and Main downtown.
The buffered bike lane was dedicated in June of 2018.
While the project has been met with mixed reviews, the delineators are going back in after being removed for the winter.
Souders says the project will also get a boost from some high school students next week as part of ‘Give Back Day’. “Some of the kids from Klamath Union High School will be installing the balance of the delineators along Ninth Street, so by the end of the day on Thursday the 16th, we hope to have everything in place.”
Crews hope to have all work done by ‘Bike to Work Day’ on Friday, May 17th.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.