Issues involving the cycling community will be addressed at the First Annual Tri-County Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit in Black Butte Ranch Tuesday. Committee organizer Cheryl Howard says many subjects will be discussed; such as problems when road maintenance or improvements make dangerous situations for the cyclists. "In the past, there were situations where the chip sealing projects were not great for the cyclist. And so we're looking at the methodology; smaller rock sizes. Maybe we roll the bike lanes a couple of times. But those things that kind of balance out how those roadways operate for everyday users who bike to work rather than drive their car."
Howard says the Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee works with all municipalities to help design road projects and programs that will help the cycling and walking public stay safe and improve conditions. The Tri-County Summit is Tuesday at the Black Butte Ranch from 1o a.m. until 4 p.m.