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Hooray for plans to add bike lanes

Wichita City Council member Janet Miller said she wanted to run around shouting "Hooray!" after hearing about plans to add more bicycle lanes to city streets. Her reaction is understandable. Though Wichita and Sedgwick County have added nice bike paths in certain areas, they've done a poor job adding bike lanes to streets. So it's encouraging that the city is now planning to add lanes to some city streets and may add other lanes when streets are repaired. Council member Paul Gray noted that not a lot of Wichitans ride bikes for transportation, but one reason is because Wichita streets are so unfriendly to bikers.