Monday, September 24, 2012

Green Bike Lanes

DDOT has started experimenting with painting green bike lanes at intersections, which helps to better identify where bike lanes are located.  An example can be found on I Street where it intersects with South Capitol Street.  I Street on either side of South Capitol has the new paint marking.  Other cities have started using green bike lanes. Portland has taken it a step further and has introduced Bike Boxes at intersections, where bikes have a special space at intersections closer to the crosswalk where cars are not allowed to enter when stopped at a light.  The bike boxes are painted green and bike lanes leading to and away from the box are also painted green.

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