"It's not just for drivers and bikers, it is also for walkers, runners, and baby walkers and everyone's safety," she said. "I read where the county paid for a study that told them it would be safer on the south side, but still they won't move it."

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Leaving the 30A bike path in its current location on the north side of 30A at the County Road 395 intersection is drawing increased opposition.

On Sunday afternoon, a grassroots movement of those opposed will set out to make their point. Seagrove resident Nancy Williams is behind the movement.

"Last spring I stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of 30A and 395 at around 7:30 p.m. It was already dark. I started to make my turn and four kids on bikes peddled out in front of me and I almost hit them. It really scared me," she said. "For safety's sake, the bike trail needs to be on the south side."

Williams made a banner and posted it on Facebook inviting friends and neighbors to come out and ride with her for the Sunday afternoon to protest. The banner says: "Keep Walton County bikers safe. Move the bike path to the south side of 30A. "Don't wait for an accident or death."

Williams said the event will be a peaceful bike ride, leaving the Tom Thumb in Seagrove at 4 p.m. and biking to the intersection. She is encouraging all to make a sign or banner to hold up in a move she hopes will sway the County Commission to move the path.

Williams has owned a house on Eastern Lake for 20 years and moved here 18 years ago.

"I bike through that intersection a couple of times a week and drive through it three or four times a day. I'm guilty of not always making a full stop, as many are. People on bikes or walking out in front of cars are a constant. If we had a turn lane that was unencumbered by bikes it would be better," she said.

Instead, Williams has been forced to head east on 30A instead of taking her normal route to 395.

"I even changed vets to one in Panama City because I can't get there when tourists are here," she said. "I can't schedule doctors’ appointments between 10:30 and 2:30 any day in tourist season. To me it makes sense to move it. It's safer for bikers and it will expedite traffic."

Williams said she has not spoken to county officials about her feelings because she doesn't feel that she is represented by them any more.

"It's not just for drivers and bikers, it is also for walkers, runners, and baby walkers and everyone's safety," she said. "I read where the county paid for a study that told them it would be safer on the south side, but still they won't move it."