Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"Conflict Areas" Get Green

Columbia Road NW approaching 18th Street.
The city has begun enhancing some bike lanes with green paint. Part of the mayor's long term transportation plan includes expanding the amount of bike lanes in the city from 56 to 61 total miles as well as adding these painted lanes. The paint will appear in "high conflict areas" between cars and bikes --intersections, merging areas, turn lanes-- calling attention to the possible presence of bikers in crucial and potentially dangerous areas. I like the idea applaud the city for taking the step.