Manteca Seeks to Improve Pedestrian and Bike Safety

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The city of Manteca has produced a blueprint for growth that contains a number of measures designed to improve safety among pedestrians and cyclists, especially in the downtown area.  That section of the city may soon see the addition of wider sidewalks, improved lighting in walking areas, and bulb-outs which reduce the time and distance it takes a person to cross the street.  Non-downtown areas are also set to benefit from things like mid-block crossings near school zones and in other areas where pedestrians are common, as well as refuge islands and landscaping designed to keep the sidewalks further away from the road.  New and better bike paths are also in the works.

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