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Anybody know what that weird green stuff is in the biking lane on Milwaukee Ave?

Since Milwaukee is such a main artery when biking, I was wondering if anyone knew why that one small section of its bike lane is green?  If you're going southeast on Milwaukee (west side of the street), it's between Cortez (I think?) and Augusta. 

It kind of looks like paint, but not sure.  It doesn't seem to serve any purpose I can discern.  I do try to avoid that green part when it's wet out, as it looks kinda slippery.

Just curious.  Anybody know?

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Really? One person who happened to me a member fell on that surface in the winter, and now the whole thing has been abandoned? That's a little weird. Not meaning to be unsympathetic to the person who fell, but the whole street is slick during some winter weather conditions-- you could fall anywhere. I had hoped to see more of those green strips. They make the bike lane so much more visible.

notoriousDUG said:
I was talking to somebody about it last night and the areas where it's applied are test areas as a better surface to bike on but was abandoned when a member of Active Trans ate it in the winter on it.
I think it was a matter of the paint being much slicker then the pavement during the same given road conditions.

Most spills due to traction issues, in my opinion, happen most often when transitioning to an unexpectedly slicker surface.

heather said:
Really? One person who happened to me a member fell on that surface in the winter, and now the whole thing has been abandoned? That's a little weird. Not meaning to be unsympathetic to the person who fell, but the whole street is slick during some winter weather conditions-- you could fall anywhere. I had hoped to see more of those green strips. They make the bike lane so much more visible.

notoriousDUG said:
I was talking to somebody about it last night and the areas where it's applied are test areas as a better surface to bike on but was abandoned when a member of Active Trans ate it in the winter on it.

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