New bike lane stripping on that “undefined” stretch on 11th Street between Olympic and Colorado!
We were just here 2 days ago over the weekend and noticed one new line – which we thought was exciting. Traditionally cars have just utilized the bike lane as “extra space” to drive in as it only had the one solid line (the one pictured on the left). Adding the second line defined the lane but still lacked the bike lane markings,
Then on my commute home today a real marked bike lane. As I was snapping pictures with my trusty phone 2 cyclist rode by. In the picture below the guy in front turned to comment happily “these lines are new”. Not sure I quite understand the double line on the right? Best case for this stretch is to move the center line east so that the bike lane on the west side of the street can be widened out of the door zone since there is plenty of extra room on the east side of the street were there is no car parking allowed. Short of new lines on the whole street this is an big improvement.
Have you noticed any green X’s about town?
Also happening in and around Santa Monica is the installation of the new bike racks.
The City has been going around measuring and marking the spots on the sidewalk where new bike racks are going in with green X’s. At Swinger’s on Broadway at Lincoln, one of the places we have been asking for racks I counted 5 or 6 X’s including one in front of Swinger’s on Lincoln. We noticed only 1 at The Veggie Grill on Wilshire near 20th were there is a need and what seems to be plenty of room, after an email I was told it would be looked into. Check out your favorite locations around town and see if you find any of these X’s. I believe some have also been noticed in front of RFD on Santa Monica Blvd east of 5th.
Post here if you see these green X’s. List locations that do and locations that don’t that you think should.