Thursday, April 12, 2012


Sun-Sentinel 4/6/2012: Tamarac planning series of bike paths

Plans are in motion for interconnected bike paths throughout Tamarac that will link with Broward County's network of bikeways, nature trails and walking paths.

Using a combination of city and grant dollars, Tamarac recently hired M&M Asphalt Maintenance Inc. for roadwork for the first phase of the bike path network.

Phase 1 will be a $1.1 million project that will encompass the following area just north of Commercial Boulevard: north along Northwest 94th Avenue to McNab Road, then west on McNab to Nob Hill Road, then north on Nob Hill to Southgate Boulevard.

There, the paths will link to the Cypress Creek Greenway, which is part of Broward County's Greenways path network on Southgate Boulevard, along the C-14 canal.

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Sun-Sentinel 4/6/2012: Weston working to boost bicycle usage

Weston is taking steps to create a more bike-friendly community.

To help with this initiative is the Weston Bike Alliance, an organization of residents in its early stages. Members will meet monthly to discuss bicycling issues in the city.At the helm is Jeffery Maxwell, city traffic engineer and liaison to the alliance. He is welcoming any residents interested in promoting increased bicycle usage for transportation and recreation to join the group.

"The city of Weston has long recognized the benefit of providing safe and efficient bicycling facilities as a means to both reduce traffic congestion and promote the use of recreational amenities throughout the city," he said, adding that bike lanes have been provided on more than 90 percent of city arterial roadways.

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Sun-Sentinel March 23, 2012: Davie police chief hits teenager on bicycle while driving unmarked car

Police Chief Patrick Lynn was driving his unmarked car Wednesday morning when he hit a teenage boy riding a bicycle just yards from police headquarters.
Police did not ticket Lynn, 49, even though he was at fault in the accident, failing to yield right of way, the police report shows.
Frank Conner, 15, was riding his bike to school about 9:25 a.m. Wednesday when he was hit. Lynn was turning right onto Nob Hill Road when he collided with Conner, who was heading south and had the right of way. Conner, who attends Indian Ridge Middle School, was not hurt.

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