Benton County sees more interest in biking

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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The popularity of bicycling in Northwest Arkansas has caught the attention of Benton County officials, who acknowledge they're just now considering how to respond. The question of bicycling on county roads was raised July 24 during a town hall meeting hosted by County Judge Barry Moehring in Gentry. Shawn Hunter of Gentry asked Moehring and Chief Deputy Meyer Gilbert about the legal status of bicycles on county roads. Moehring said county government needs to be more aware of the growing number of bicycles on roads after Gilbert explained bicycle riders have the same rights as motorists.

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