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Editorial: Keep pedaling

Keep pedalingThe Bike Plan pedaling its way through Salisbury city government could benefit city residents in several ways, if the city can ever afford to implement its recommendations.
Biking is a good form of physical exercise. It’s certainly cheaper and cleaner for the environment than driving a car or truck. And having clearly marked biking loops around town, as recommended by the plan under consideration, could attract bike-loving tourists and impress visitors ó an economic plus-plus.
Ideally, a bike program would make city streets safer for everyone by giving cyclists their own space in bike lanes. If there’s a way to retrofit this old city to today’s biking standards ó including bridges, railroad crossings and storm drain grates ó even folks who put away their old Schwinns decades ago will have a reason to appreciate bicycles. And maybe buy a new one.

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