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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- At Tuesday night's city council meeting plans to change County Club Road will be reviewed.
The first plan will create a temporary side walk, which would keep pedestrians and bikers too close to passing cars.
The second would cost $12 million and need the bridge over Interstate 81 to be rebuilt.
Katrina Gerald is a mother of two whose two kids go to school off Country Club Road.
She said her daughter would like to ride her bike to school, but it's not safe and some kids are even forced to walk on railroad tracks.
"They were all on the railroad tracks, and I said, are you on the railroad tracks because its safer and they said yes," said Gerald.
Being concerned for the kids safety, Gerald reached out to Norfolk Southern.
"When I spoke with Norfolk Southern, they said that there are some improvements they can make when asked by VDOT. I asked if any of these improvements have been asked of them and they said no," said Gerald.
Council member Richard Baugh is aware of the problem.
"The single biggest issue is the pedestrian and bike safety when you are passing under 81. This report is very clear that it doesn't address this at all," said Baugh.
The lack of increasing safety on Country Club Road is Gerald's fear.
"Completely null and void of any of these improvements. Kind of like the situation you have now, this little bike path and then no where else to go," said Gerald.
Baugh thinks a even a short term solution wouldn't be enough.
"A temporary sidewalk or maybe an enhanced path, but that doesn't change the fact that no matter how nice you make the path, it really gives pedestrians and bicycles no buffer to cars passing," said Baugh.
Gerald said she would like to get this taken care of before it's too late.
"I like to be on the other side of the issue, verses lets address it after we've had some fatalities seems unconscionable to me," said Gerald.
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