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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The City of Greensboro is looking for public input on the bike plan extension plan along North Elm Street.

Chris Spencer, engineer division manager for Greensboro’s Department of Transportation, said the meeting is open to drivers, pedestrians and cyclists as this will affect everyone who shares the road.

“We have a bicycle, pedestrians and greenways master plan. As part of that we recommended the implementation of about 75 miles of bike lanes over the next five years. So this is one of the priority projects,” Spencer said.

The current project is a two-mile stretch along North Elm Street from Bellemeade Street to Cone Boulevard .

“There are some challenges, parking that will be impacted, road dieting in a couple cases where we're actually reducing from four lanes to three lanes,” Spencer said. “So we want to get feedback from everybody, cyclists as well as motorists who use the road on a daily basis because we want to encourage sharing the road.”

The public meeting will be held at Saint Prius X Catholic Church Thursday from 4-6:30 p.m.

Spencer said following the meeting the full plan and a survey will be available online in case people missed the meeting.