Cyclists Banned From Toll 49
If you are a cyclist in East Texas you've lost one place to ride. The North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority rescinded their agreement with cyclists in a vote, 7-6, on Tuesday banning cyclists from riding on Toll 49.
Under consideration in the same meeting was a resolution allowing cyclists limited usage of Toll 49, which the NETRMA board did not accept. Bicycle access had previously been allowed access on segments between Texas Highway 155 near Noonday to Texas Highway 110 near Whitehouse. The board had allowed access on the condition that the bicycling community would raise the necessary funding to improve safety features on Toll 49, including striping and signs, along the three segments by the board's meeting on Tuesday.