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Tampa council candidate making bicycling an issue



Tampa City Council candidate Kelly Benjamin is making bicycling a focal point of his campaign for the District 6 council seat. He's participating tomorrow in a memorial ride for the multiple bicyclists killed in recent months in Tampa. "The fact that Tampa and Hillsborough County have ignored our notorious reputation as the deadliest place to bike shows a lack of commitment to prioritizing public safety and alternative transportation in this area. Our car culture mentality in this area is archaic and needs to be addressed with both driver and bicycle education," Benjamin said. He is advocating for simple solutions, such as restriping roads with bike lanes where possible.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:34am]


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