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New Signs Help Explain Cyclists Rights

Feb. 1. By Dave Vieser. You may have already noticed new signs being installed alerting motorists that bike riders may use full lanes, as per NC law. The signs were requested by the town to improve safety.

Cycling safety remains a topic of local government conversations

DAVIDSON – Cycling enthusiasts from north Mecklenburg are continuing their efforts to spread awareness and unite communities in the quest for safer riding conditions. At the town board’s Feb. 25 session – six weeks after Mooresville resident and longtime cyclist and biking event organization Earl Gillon was killed in a bicycle-car collision on N.C. 115 just north of Davidson – several individuals spoke up for area cyclists to voice concerns about on-the-road riding safety in the region and to urge town commissioners to become actively engaged in promoting cyclist protections.

New cycling signs clarify message to north Mecklenburg motorists

An expanding effort to improve awareness and understanding while promoting safer roadway coexistence among cyclists and motorists now has a visible presence in north Mecklenburg. Continuing the regional pattern that began with sign placements in Mooresville in early October, signs with a clearer message about cyclists’ rights are now along roadways in north Mecklenburg, including N.C. 115 and Beaty Street in Davidson, and other roads that are popular routes for the region’s many biking enthusiasts.

Safe Roads Group Cuts Overgrown Grass on Rocky River Road

A couple of the members of the new SAFE (Street Access for Everyone) organization recognized a potentially dangerous traffic situation on Rocky River Road and whacked a fix. Cycling enthusiasts John Finney and Scott McConnell spent about an hour Saturday afternoon with weed whackers, knocking back grass growing so tall and close to the roadside that it could obscure the view from motorists.