New bike paths could mean less parking

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Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Proposed bike paths in Cheyenne are causing a headache for some residents and business owners.

Greg Singer owns a photography studio on 19th street right off the roundabout. For months he's dealt with the construction and road closures, and he was ready for it to end. Then he got a doorknocker that invited him to a public meeting about proposed bike paths on his street.

"I was comfortable with it until I talked to the representative and found out that the path could be a threat to my on-street parking," said Singer.

He called city engineer Rob Geringer, and a representative from Ayres Engineering to talk about his concerns. Singer says a bike path on his street isn't practical, or necessarily safe.

On Friday, another representative from Ayres came by to show Singer a more detailed plan for his section of 19th Street. The proposal includes on street parking and a bike path. Singer's glad he won't lose his on-street parking, but was told that some people still would. He's also not a fan of the idea of parked cars, moving cars, and bikes all sharing the narrow road outside of his home.

The meeting is on April 24th from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Lions Park Kiwanis Community House.

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