On-road bike paths planned for Duluth

By KBJR News 1

November 13, 2013 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 11:42 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - There are plans in the works to bring on-road bike paths to Duluth.

Bicycle enthusiasts and community members met at Clyde Iron to hear from city planners on the proposed on-road bike paths connecting western Duluth with eastern neighborhoods.

Planning officials have identified several heavily used bicycle routes including sections of London Road and a stretch along 6th Ave East among others.

Project planners say the goal is to provide safe options for people to get from point A to point B in the most efficient way.

"The lanes really are focused on the routes people are taking, or would like to take by bicycle to get to their destination whether that be a school, university, or business district, the routes where bicyclists are going and how do we create safe and marked lanes for those bicyclists," said James Gittemeier, Metropolitan Interstate Council.

City planners will present feedback to the city council on December 5th for their approval of the designated routes.

Selected bike lanes could be in place as early as next spring.

The initial proposal is part of a 20 year vision for the city.

Superior recently added bike lanes to the newly redeveloped Tower Avenue.