Howey-in-the-Hills Bike Lanes

In today’s Sentinel is this brief.  Now, I haven’t ridden the roads in question for many years, but a quick glance at Google Maps shows that it hasn’t changed much.  Revels and Lakeshore are very quiet, low volume roads.  They’re already perfect for cycling.  Perhaps the folks in Howey need to hear that they should save their money and spend it on something that would actually help cyclists (or pedestrians).

4 replies
  1. rodney
    rodney says:

    Looks like another potential win for the “bicycle advocates”. I don’t know if club riders or racers use the area in question, but this may just be an attempt to put Bikes where they belong…..anywhere but on the road.

    I think this is an excellent blog and forum but we really need to stop preaching to the choir and get those responsible for traffic engineering and cyclist/bicycle advocacy on here to get a real feel for what is most needed to benefit all.

    Maybe use the forums Ride With Me slogan as a campaign to have those responsible to ride a mile or more in our shoes.

    This will be interesting to see the end result.

  2. Keri
    Keri says:

    Rodney said: “Maybe use the forums Ride With Me slogan as a campaign to have those responsible to ride a mile or more in our shoes.”

    I love that idea!

    I rode through Howey in January on both of those roads. They need bike lanes like I need a third nostril.

    I think the shoulders on Hwy19 have been beneficial. If they want to do something of real benefit they should save up their money and widen the bridge over Little Lake Harris.

    Another good use of money would be the re-education of rednecks… if that’s possible. There are some hostile beings on cr48.

  3. Jack B
    Jack B says:

    Hey Keri, a third nostril sounds like a pretty good idea to me. However, bike lanes on the roads (as pictured in your followup post) would be a massive waste of funds. Resurface the roads, and leave it as it lies.

  4. Keri
    Keri says:

    Smooth pavement is a universally cyclist-friendly enhancement. Most of us have experienced the brutal increase in effort and decrease in comfort in a transition from good pavement to bad pavement.

    But it’s not symbolic and can’t be pointed to as a “bike facility.”

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