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County seeks to set priorities for bicycle access

A public meeting to identify priorities for bicycle access in Gloucester County will be held at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Gloucester Library in Main Street Center.

“We would like to know which roads you think are the most heavily used for biking access,” said Marquitrice Mangham, chief of community planning for the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission. MPPDC is sponsoring the meeting with the Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism and Planning and Zoning departments.

By gathering input from bikers and the public, Mangham said, organizers can provide better information that the Virginia Department of Transportation can consider when deciding where bike paths might be placed in different areas of Gloucester.

“We have looked at bike paths for years,” planning/zoning director Anne Ducey-Ortiz said. An informal biking group meets regularly for rides in the county, she said.

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