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In wake of cycling deaths, San Diego ramps up biking infrastructure

A bicyclist rides over a bike counter on 5th Avenue in Bankers Hill, July 12, 2017.
Nicholas McVicker
A bicyclist rides over a bike counter on 5th Avenue in Bankers Hill, July 12, 2017.

The city of San Diego has taken bold measures to greatly expand the number of bike lanes on its streets - a move partly in response to a number of traffic deaths that have occurred in recent months.

Advocates of bike safety who hope to make the streets safer for bicyclists have been encouraged by the addition of new lanes and increased safety protocols across the city.

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Still, others in the community are concerned about the impact that more bike-friendly streets could have on traffic and parking on the city’s already congested roads.

David Garrick, reporter for The San Diego Union Tribune, joined Midday Edition on Friday with more on the ongoing efforts to increase bike safety in San Diego.