I recently took advantage of the excellent weather to ride on some of Lakeland's new trails and look at some of Lakeland's new subdivisons.
I find I see a lot more when I look at the City as a bicycle rider rather than through the windshield of a car!
I am pleased that Lakeland is becoming more "bike friendly" and that trails are being developed for walkers and bicyclists that will make it safer for all concerned.
With the exception of Canada Road, traffic has been very courteous (and I try to also be courteous to vehicles in turn), so I enjoy my rides.
I have noted several areas where we need to improve our trails and streetsf or bike riding as a "user".
Fletcher Trace construction (repaving and "traffic calming" devices installed to reduce speed) is expected to start in the near future and plans are for dedicated bike lanes on the street. I have seen the same design work well in other cities.
The City also has a grant application in for bike paths (separate from the street) on Canada Road from I-40 to Highway 64. If this is improved, it will substantially improve opportunities for safer biking and walking in Lakeland.