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Study looks at making Plattsburgh more bike-friendly

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -

Riding a bike may get easier in Plattsburgh.

Mayor James Calnon has issued a contract for a study to be done to see if the city can make a section of Route 9 in Plattsburgh more bike-friendly. The idea is to go from four lanes of traffic to two, adding a center turning lane and bicycle lanes. The lane changes would stretch about half a mile.

Calnon says the change would make the road safer for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

"There are a lot people who cross, both from the residents on the west side of the road who are trying to get to the lake, as well as folks who are parking and trying to get into Georgia-Pacific to go to work. And it's a fairly hazardous cross, making it one lane in each direction with a center turn lane would make it considerably safer," said Calnon, R-Plattsburgh.

Calnon says he is waiting for the results of the study to come back to see if the plan is possible.

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