Cyclists can look for “Share the Road” signs now installed on popular bicycle routes in the northeast section of Lafayette Parish. Lafayette Consolidated Government fabricated and installed the Share the Road signs that now mark the more highly used routes.
“The Share the Road signs remind motorists to be aware of cyclists along these routes and provide the space necessary for both motorists and cyclists to coexist safely on the road.” explained Jennifer Severson, the bikeway planner who worked on this project.
Both the Rotary Club of Lafayette North, and the Tri Cajuns Triathlon Club, which trains on these routes, encouraged this project. “Cyclists need a little room to maneuver around debris or rough pavement,” advised John Hebert of Rotary North and Tri Cajuns.
BikeLafayette, a local bicyclist advocacy organization, will host a Share the Road Ride on July 20, beginning at 8 a.m. Routes of varying lengths are planned, all departing from and returning to the parking area at Acadiana Park on East Alexander Street. The ride will begin with opening comments and a brief ceremony.