Spring Lake Township Supervisor John Nash takes full responsibility for the sidewalk arrows. He says the idea is that they will help avoid bicycle collision near-misses, especially on blind curves.
“Signs on the paths are much better seen by bikers than signs on posts,” Nash said. “They also help encourage walkers, joggers, etc., to stay to the right.”
Nash said five “hard-working” employees from Pliant Plastics volunteered to paint the path arrows.
“The idea was requested by many citizens and one I had seen in the Traverse City bike path system,” he added.
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