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City To Move Forward With Making Several Streets Bike Friendly

October 11th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Mayor and City council are moving forward with a $105,000 plan to make several city streets bike friendly with the addition of signage to accommodate bicyclists- however work won’t begin until the spring.  After receiving a large number of complaints from neighbors over a plan to add a dedicated bicycle lane on Frederick Street, the city decided to do away with the idea last year. Instead, cityp officials opted for a program that would add signs asking motorists to share the road with bicyclists. In August the council voted to employ the services of Protection Services Inc., a traffic control firm based in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, with offices in Cumberland. The city accepted a bid from PSI of $88,165.75 for bicycle improvements and "Share the Road" signs on Frederick and Bedford streets. The council also contracted with PSI to provide the same services on Centre and Mechanic streets for $14,942.50. City Engineer John Difonzo provided an update on the project during last week’s city council meeting…


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