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4/22/2012 6:29:00 PM
Muncie supportive of bike lanes
Members of the Delaware Cycling Club ride past one of the new Share the Road signs on Thursday near Prairie Creek Reservoir. / Seth Slabaugh / The Star Press
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Members of the Delaware Cycling Club ride past one of the new Share the Road signs on Thursday near Prairie Creek Reservoir. / Seth Slabaugh / The Star Press

Seth Slabaugh, Star Press

MUNCIE -- The city's efforts to be designated as "a bicycle-friendly community" got a boost last week from Ball State University students, who studied locations for bike lanes.

"Obviously, this has support from city hall," said Marta Moody, director of the city-county plan commission, after a student presentation. "That can be half the battle."

Duke Campbell, the city's street superintendent, applauded the students' recommendations during a presentation at the College of Architecture and Planning. "I love this," he said.

The city can't afford to "start doing this all over," Moody said, but it can add bike lanes "when the opportunity arises," such as when roads are repaved. "It's a long-term project, but you have to start somewhere."

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