- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CENTERVILLE, Utah (AP) - A Centerville councilman has received pushback over a joke he said during a City Council meeting that encouraged motorists to run cyclists off the road.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/2aRGVMk ) that Councilman Bill Ince’s comment came during a July 19 meeting after Mayor Paul Cutler questioned how motorists should handle “aggressive” cyclists in traffic. Ince denied making the joke Monday, but after watching a video of the meeting, he said he regretted it.

Cyclists and city leaders have called Ince’s comment disappointing and say it shows a disregard for cyclists’ safety.

Councilors had been discussing recent bike lane projects at the meeting and are considering removing elements from a public space plan geared toward pedestrians and cyclists.

The council was scheduled to hear public input on the plan Tuesday.

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Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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