Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on August 5th, 2008 at 3:33 pm
While the City of Portland has agreed with a recommendation from the Federal Highway Administration to “test” non-colored bike boxes, the New York City Department of Transportation is going the other direction — they’re adding more paint to their roads for cyclists.
Check out the new bike lane at an intersection near Madison Square
Clarence Eckerson from the Livable Streets Network sent the photo along with this note:
“Taking back multiple lanes of traffic has produced something I never thought I would see – a green bike lane that splits – and gives you two choices to travel! I rode both ways just to feel like I didn’t miss anything.”
NYC knows a thing or two about green bike lanes. They installed their first one over a year ago and I’m glad to see they’re showing no signs slowing down.