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Baton Rouge man creates 'Watch for Bikes' sign for Garden District

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

In the Baton Rouge Garden District, neighbors are taking bike safety into their own hands.

Jonathan Parfait said he made a sign which reads "Watch for Bikes." It's located at the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Drehr Avenue.

Parfait said the area is a popular spot for bicyclists, but cars tend to speed through, putting people on bikes at risk of getting hit. 

"In this intersection right up here, there's a lot of people that have to look out for the cars where as instead of the cars having to look out for the bikes," said Parfait. "So it's an area where there's more people speeding than should be."

Parfait didn't know of any incidents with people actually getting hit by a car, but he said he wants to keep it that way. 

Bike sharing is one question much talked about on the latest Baton Rouge Area Foundation's City Stats. The yearly survey details Capital City quality of life. 

32 percent of people asked said they would use a bike sharing program, while 65 percent of people said they wouldn't.  

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