I have a love-hate relationship with chip seal: I appreciate its function and cost savings for communities, but cities and citizens should be aware of its danger. I'm fortunate that I wear a helmet while I'm on my bicycle, but I'll always have scars on my skin and a click to my shoulder from a bicycle crash I had on an unmarked chip seal road.
I'm glad to hear that this is a cheaper option for Monroe County, but I would like to see signage located on roads that have chip seal. It can be dangerous for all traffic coming into contact with this stuff without the proper signage. I know within the past week I've ridden on two very hilly roads that have chip seal and no indication for users. No signs whatsoever.