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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Potential Highway 97 solution?

Ok, so water biking probably isn't the complete solution to traffic woes on the east shore of lake Coeur d'Alene, but we found this innovative commuting video on the Seattle Times website today. Sorry they didn't mention the name of the manufacturer, but I bet a Google search of "Water Bikes" would turn up some possibilities.

According to the guy in the video, the manufacturer doesn't recommended this bike for commuting in the Puget Sound, but I know a few diehard North Idaho bicyclists who would likely embrace this idea. Would you consider it?

1 comment:

KMPO Staff said...

Hmm...water bikes for the Seattle commute...Venice has their vaporettos (water buses)...is it time for a Coeur d'Alene Lake Ferry? A ferry crossing to connect Harrison with US95 is under consideration as part of KMPO's Highway 97 study. Feedback welcome. Carole

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