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Dutch input making streets safer for cyclists and motorists

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The Royal Netherlands Embassy will team up with Chattanooga's Transportation Department this week in an effort to get more safe streets for cyclists and motorists alike. 

With program's like Bike Chattanooga and well marked bicycle lanes throughout downtown the Scenic City has quickly become a place to be for bike enthusiasts and it could soon become even more bike friendly.

Dutch cyclist experts will team up with local engineers, architects, business owners and cyclists to figure out the best and safest way for motorists and bicyclists can share the road.
"I think the group from the Netherlands probably will want to look at how do we get to the outlining areas through the city," cyclist Jim Stewart says.

Stewart rides from north Chattanooga to north Georgia every Sunday and says the Scenic City will truly benefit from Dutch input.

"Make sure both the vehicle and the cyclist understand what our goal is and that is to enjoy the ride for both the cyclist and the vehicle," says Stewart.

Bicycle experts will make their final presentations at the downtown public library Tuesday on the 4th floor, its open to the public.

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