Sunday, October 21, 2007

Kudos to Hazleton for their new Bike Lanes

Continuing our "Upstate" theme there is an article in the Standard Speaker noting that in Hazleton (actually Butler Township) two miles of bike lanes are to be constructed from Country Club Estates and the Drums Elementary/Middle School.

First of all bike lanes in the heart of Pennsylvania's Coal Country is a rare sight in indeed, with the news article calling them "special lanes". Secondly they were funded under the Safe Routes to School Program, which was hoped to provide funding for bicycle facilities, but in practice nearly all of the Safe Routes to Schools funds has been allocated for sidewalks.