Cyclists in Durham enjoy pop up track

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The track was set up in downtown Durham as a way to protect riders and get valuable feedback (WTVD)

Bicycle riders in Durham didn't have to share the road Saturday morning downtown in Central Park. They got to check out a demonstration coordinated by Bike Durham and city transportation authorities called a pop up cycle track.

They invited cyclists and their families to give it a test ride and get valuable feedback.

"We're updating our bicycle and pedestrian plan right now," said Bryan Poole, a bike and pedestrian planner for the city. "As part of that, we are assessing where this type of facility might be a possibility around Durham."

P.J. Nicholas, a young boy who got to try it out, perked up when asked about his ride on the cycle track

He said he had a good, smooth ride on the track.

"That's exactly the type of enthusiasm we want to see," Poole said. "Kids coming out here, everyone from a small child, to people on their nice bikes and their Lycra suits!"

The organizers gathered surveys and noted the feedback received from cyclists and others gathered at Durham Central Park. They'll use that information as they plan future safe bike routes through Durham.

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