The new “Bikes in Tunnel” warning lights were officially turned on this morning, just about an hour ago, by Chattanooga’s traffic engineers. These signs have been in the works for a long time, and it’s nice to see them operational. This is another important step in making Chattanooga a bicycle-friendly city. The lights are posted outside the Missionary Ridge and Stringer’s Ridge Tunnels, two places that have been rather dangerous for cyclists because of the low visibility inside the tunnels and the often excessive speed of motorists through these narrow passages. Thanks to Philip Pugliese, the city’s bicycle coordinator, along with all the folks at Outdoor Chattanooga and the City for making this happen.
Now there’s no excuse not to bike to work this Friday. Here’s the info:
Ride Your Bike & Join Us for Free Breakfast at our new location on the Walnut Street Square – South End of the Walnut Street Bridge. 7:00-8:30 am!
Choose your own route using our website map or ride with us meeting at:
* Tennessee Riverpark – Fishing Pier Entrance (7:00 AM)
* The Incline Railway – Rear Parking Lot (7:00 AM)
* Red Bank – A group may start forming at the Duck Pond (7:00 AM)
* Signal Mountain / Mountain Creek Road – Anyone interested in meeting at base of mountain?
Contact: Philip Pugliese, ppuglie[email protected]
Read the full press release after the break…
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