Setting a speed limit for bike riders and when the 11 mile Rails-to-Trails project should close won’t keep Columbus Council from approving rules for the path that’s already getting used by residents.
Columbus Council considered an ordinance Tuesday for the $12.5 million trail that starts at 14th Street downtown and ends on Psalmond Road. Council could approved the ordinance when it meets next Tuesday before the holiday break.
During the public hearing on the proposal, council changed the requirements for the speed limit for bikes and reconsidered a rule to close the path from dusk to dawn.
A speed limit of 10 mph for bikes was removed and replaced with bikers directed to operate them at a safe speed according to conditions.
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Councilor Glenn Davis was opposed to limiting the use of the trail. “People get off work late,” Davis said. “People are going to want to use trail.”
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