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Updated: 05/15/2018 08:30:00AM

Street safety no walk in the park

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Venice's Roberts Bay via the Legacy Trail. Friends of the Legacy Trail aspire to extending the nearly 11-mile bike-ped feature another 7.5 miles, to downtown Sarasota.

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Cars drive along a road at a crosswalk in North Port at an intersection with U.S. 41.

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A traffic signal beams the don't walk light in North Port.

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Bicyclists can use both the sidewalk and the road in most cases.

By RUSTY PRAY

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It was 1:30 on a Thursday afternoon. It was a warm, sunny day in Punta Gorda. There was no fog, no rain, no wind to speak of. Mother’s Day was the only thing on the horizon.

Traffic wasn’t awful at the intersection of Henry and Shreve, a four-way stop with a right-turn yield from Shreve onto Henry and a pedestrian/bicycle crosswalk.

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