Community Shares Kietzke Lane Concerns

RENO, NV - "I take Kietzke to work that's four days a week i'm doing that," says cyclist Leo Horishny.

It's hard to miss Leo Horishny on Kietzke Lane when he's riding his recumbant bike. It's part of his six-mile commute from his home in Sun Valley to his job Renown. Leo says there's definitely room for improvement on the road.

"A lot of areas are fine to ride in. you got other areas where there's barely a foot wide there and with the kietzke traffic, you know that's an issue," says Horishny.

He was able to voice his concerns during a public information meeting held by NDOT at Wooster High School. Officials from the Kietzke Lane Safety Management Plan were there to listen and take ideas into consideration.

"The goal is to reduce the crashes, severe injury crashes and fatalities and make improvements for pedestrians. Connectivity, sidewalk, sidewalk improvements, bike lane improvements, a better sidewalk, and the corridor as a whole," says NDOT Project Manager Jim Ceragioli.

One potential future change that cyclists like Leo would absolutely approve of is a bike lane that would run through the center of Kietzke Corridor.

Although that idea is still in the early planning phases, Leo likes the effort to make improvements.

"Appreciate the fact that RTC and NDOT are looking at this issue and that's why i'm here to put my comments in to help make it better," says Horishny.

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