Oakland County Bike Summit to explore sharing the road

City planners in southeast Oakland County have joined with people in black spandex to say it’s time to make the area dramatically more bike-friendly.

A Bike Summit is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Royal Oak Public Library, where planners and cycling advocates will talk about bike-friendly efforts in Berkley, Birmingham, Clawson, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights and Royal Oak.

“We’re starting to make some very real progress,” said Todd Scott, 49, a Royal Oak resident who is to speak at the summit. He cycles to the bank, shopping and meetings for his job as Detroit greenways coordinator for the statewide nonprofit Michigan Greenways and Trailways Alliance, which promotes non-motorized transit. He drives his Chevrolet Sonic “just every other day,” he said.

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