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Dec 31, 2012 10:09 AM by AP

Baton Rouge getting bike friendly

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bike lanes, paths and shared-use roads have almost tripled in East Baton Rouge Parish since 2009.

In 2009, Amanda LaGrange, a grants coordinator in the Mayor's Office overseeing the bike program, says there were only 23 miles of bike routes, and now there are 68 miles and several more miles in the works.

LaGrange says the mayor announced in 2009 a collaborative effort to work with LSU, the parish parks commission and other agencies to grow the biking community parish-wide.

The program was designed to both inform the motoring public about how to accommodate cyclists on the road and to create designated areas for cyclists to ride.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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