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County to install bike-awareness signs

This is an example of the bike awareness sign from Harvey County. Similar signs will be installed in Barton County.

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 Through a partnership with the healthy community initiative Be Well Barton County and the Golden Belt Community Foundation, Barton County will install bicycle awareness signs on rural blacktops, the County Commission decided Monday morning.
Under the joint venture, 32 signs will be included on roadways to call motorists’ attention to the fact they may be sharing the route with cyclists, said County Administrator Richard Boeckman. The Kansas Legislature two years ago passed a law requiring drivers to give cyclists three feet when passing, and this is what the signs will indicate.
The cost for the signs is $85 each, including ...


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