New bike lanes in Tupelo neighborhood receive praise and backlash

Aug. 1, 2019

Posted: Aug 1, 2019 6:58 PM
Updated: Aug 2, 2019 9:26 AM

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good idea for the area. erin? daniella, residents are concerned about the size of the road with the addition to new bike lanes here in the joyner community. however the tupelo chief of operations officer tells me if everyone in the community works together, every one will be safe. the city is pushing for the bike lanes here in the joyner community to be finished by the first day of school. according to don lewis the purpose of the new lanes is to make this community a bike friendly community. the lanes are formed in a 2 mile connecting route. williams says that although the road is slimmer if residents are willing to share the road the bike lane will be a benefit to the community. "it's a share road, non of it will be one lane. the way that you drive on it is you stay in the center lane and leave the bike lanes open until you approach another car then you check for bikes to your the way that you drive on it is you stay in the center lane and leave the bike lanes open until you approach another car then you check for bikes to your right then you move over and both cars pass." coming up tonight at 10 hear from residents who feel the bike lanes make a great addition to their community here in joyner and why. reporting live in tupelo, erin wilson wtva 9 news. wtva's emily leonard will give you a
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