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The talk heard around Puckett Elementary is primarily about the change in traffic around the school. Thanks to new bike lanes on surrounding streets, there has been a noticeable decrease in traffic.
Traffic is not the only thing affected by the new bike lanes. Pedestrians have benefited as well. With better visibility for both motorists and pedestrians, there is more cooperation, making walking to school easier and safer. People parking along the streets can get out of their cars easier and safer also.
According to the school crossing guard at the corner of Fulton and Langtree, the number of families walking to school this year has increased at least four times compared to last year’s numbers.
It just goes to show that a bike-friendly city improves the quality of life for everyone.