Protected bike lanes proposed for Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Protected bike lanes might provide a path to a healthier Klamath Falls.

Sky Lakes Wellness Center has been looking for a project to improve the health and economy of Klamath Falls.

“And we thought a protected bike lane project would really get at improving both of those factors.”  Notes Stephanie Van Dyke of the Sky Lakes Wellness Center.

The protected bike lane would extend about 3 miles from Moore Park to downtown Klamath Falls.

About 80 people attended a kickoff meeting Wednesday night to discuss the idea.

Backers say having protected lanes will improve safety, and encourage exercise.

But some are skeptical about impacts on traffic, snow removal, parking, and who would pay for it.

Nick Foster of Kittleson & Associates notes that the price tag is still unclear…

“So the city might pay for part of it, grant funding would be another source, from the state, or other sources.”

Input from the meeting will be used to design some rough draft concepts, those plans will be unveiled in early December.

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