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Going green: Pleasanton’s bike lanes aim for safer, more bike-friendly community

Author: Bike East Bay

Date: August 14, 2015

by Arthur Hwang / Pleasanton Weekly

For City Councilman Jerry Pentin, his bicycle is not just a tool for exercising or commuting; it is an invaluable part of his everyday life.

“I ride where I can ride. Whenever there’s a family event, my wife would drive and I would bike there,” he said with a chuckle.

“I’ve been tagged as the ‘bike guy’ on the council,” Pentin added. “I ride these streets all the time, know the traffic patterns … I’ve ridden about every street in town, one time or another, so it definitely helps me when we talk about bikes.”

Pentin said whenever he rides around town, he is glad to see ongoing improvements to bike infrastructure, projects he and other city leaders have championed to improve safety and usability.

“I foresee in the future a great bicycle route in Pleasanton, where people can say, ‘If I go here, here and here, I’ll have safe bike routes,'” Pentin said.j

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