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Prince George neighbourhood trying to convince city to build bike lanes

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Residents of the North Nechako neighbourhood of Prince George say streets are unsafe for bikes and pedestrians. (courtesy Phil Mullins)

A group of Prince George residents wants bike lanes in their neighbourhood. And they're going on a rough ride this weekend to make their point. Phil Mullins is among those who wants to ride his bike to work But he gets nervous every time he tries "Cars have to veer into oncoming traffic or into the oncoming lane in order to avoid pedestrians or cyclist." He says North Nechako Road is falling apart, an obstacle course of potholes and cracked pavement, and if there is traffic bike riders are stuck on a gravel shoulder. The city is spending almost ten million dollars on road repairs this year, but new bike lanes are not on the agenda. Mullins hopes a petition and a group ride this Sunday will convince the city wider roads are a good investment "It'll make it last longer for cars, it'll make it last longer for pedestrians and cyclists, and it'll make it safer for everyone."

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