City of Manhattan seeks to make roads safer for bikers, walkers

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The City of Manhattan is looking to make roads safer for people walking and riding bikes. 

A temporary demonstration project was set up to test potential changes and to receive feedback from people in the city. 

This is the first step in the city’s 20-year plan to improve biking and walking infrastructure.

John Adam, who lives in Manhattan, sees the value in altering the roads.

“I think we’re seeing that shift in the thinking here,” Adam said. “Bike and ped is becoming a much more important component, and it already is in this community. But, I think it’s becoming more popular.”

The city said they plan to do more of these demonstrations throughout the year. The next step in the process will be to draft a plan to present to the city. 

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