Since the onset of COVID-19, bicycle sales have soared across Florida. Owners of Just Riding Along (JRA) Bicycle Company in Fort Myers told WINK News they have never been busier, but some riders are afraid of sharing the roads with other vehicles.
Fort Myers personal injury lawyers say Fort Myers has added trails and bike lanes, but the last time they created a bike plan was in 2007.
David Williams, co-owner of JRA Bicycle Company, said, “There are a lot of really good paths, and they have gotten better. They are just not all connected to each other yet and that’s the biggest issue, is connecting some of these great trails that have been developed in the last 10 years or so.”
The City of Fort Myers reports it developed the 2007 plan “as a multi-purpose plan intended to provide an interconnected network for non-motorized transportation, wildlife, and recreation in a manner sensitive to the needs of various user groups, the natural and built environments, and constraints of management, maintenance, and funding capabilities.”
The City of Fort Myers wants a 2020 updated plan to improve mobility and further connectivity in order to have a better bicycle-pedestrian network. It requested the public’s input through a survey in May and held a Zoom workshop at the end of July. The details of the approved updated plan will be forthcoming.
Randall Spivey, a Fort Myers bike accident attorney at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., says, “Bicycle accidents happen frequently in our area, causing injuries and deaths. We assist those who are victims of these tragic accidents and encourage the City of Fort Myers in its efforts to make biking safer.”
“If you or a loved one is injured because of the negligence of another, please contact our experienced Fort Myers bike accident legal team. We represent people involved in numerous types of personal injury and wrongful death accidents throughout the state of Florida. All of our clients have unique personal injury cases, and we provide personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation. There are no costs or attorney fees until we get a monetary recovery for you,” said Fort Myers Bike Accident Attorney Randall Spivey.
Florida Bike Accident Lawyer Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A, in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.