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Lincoln Advisory Group To Discuss Bike-Auto Safety Issues On Rural Roads

September 13, 2011

Safety issues raised when motorists and bicyclists encounter each other on rural county roads will be discussed at a meeting of the Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council on Monday, Sept. 19.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in Mount Pleasant Hall, 3333 Mt. Pleasant Road, in rural Lincoln.

At the meeting, the advisory council will hear a report from David Martinez, a public information officer for the California Highway Patrol, on safety issues created by the presence of both automobile and bicycle traffic on county roads.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office also will have a representative to participate in the discussion.

The discussion will cover such topics as:

· State laws regarding motor vehicles and bicycles;

· The need for both bicyclists and motorists to obey posted signs and follow other rules of the road;

· Ways bicyclists and motorists can avoid conflicts with each other; and

· Statistics on bicycle use in Placer County.

Local bike clubs are invited to attend the meeting and participate in the discussion.

The rural Lincoln advisory body is one of 14 municipal advisory councils located throughout the county. Commonly known at MACs, they advise the Board of Supervisors on issues of public interest in unincorporated areas. They are charged with gathering public comment on a range of topics, including land use, public works, recreation, law enforcement and public health and safety.

The Rural Lincoln MAC normally meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Mount Pleasant Hall.

A map and directions to Mt. Pleasant Hall are posted on the website of Placer County Supervisor Robert M. Weygandt at http://www.placer.ca.gov/bos/District2.aspx. When the supervisor’s home page appears, hit the “MACs” link on the left side of the page.

Supervisor Weygandt represents the Lincoln area on the Placer County Board of Supervisors.

For more information, call the Board of Supervisors Office at 530-889-4010.

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