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Bike Lanes Painted on B'way Between Wilson and Lawrence - woo hoo!

The Good Lord has heard our pleas!  No  longer do I have to do take my life in my hands biking down Broadway in the early am as the drivers  zoom down Broadway.

I understand  there aren plans to go all the way up to Foster with the lane but as of yesterday it seemed they only did the Wilson/Lawrence stretch.

For those who aren't familiar with this little stretch,  heading south from Leland on B'way - and in the right lane -  you are actually biking between the El  support pillars with the tracks above. I actually used to think that this little sprint was for biking not driving as it feels like cars "should" stay to the left. But a few close calls with cars barreling down this stretch taught me otherwise.

So now I'm really glad that there are buffered (is this the right term?) lanes that are clearly marked so I won't have any concerns about slowing down the cars behind me  (historically I've biked tight to the right side to let the cars pass and avoid getting killed). 

I did notice  yesterday while taking the the photos that cars were avoiding the bike lanes on both sides and driving in the left lane. Probably all the white markings discourage drivers, which is a good thing until the paint fades. 

It seems to me that CDOT is getting a lot more aggressive in marking the lanes based on what I see here but I am sure there are others who are better judges.

Anyway, for those of us who live or transit through Uptown this should make our rides much safer.  

Facing North 100 feet south of Leland

Facing South  100 feet south of Leland

 

 

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The pre-paint marking lines were on the street up to Foster yesterday. Very excited for the whole stretch to be complete!


Yes, I noticed that too.  It will certainly be much  nicer..particularly just South of Argyle where there is usually traffic jams on Broadway with cars trying to get into the mini malls.
Renee Patten said:

The pre-paint marking lines were on the street up to Foster yesterday. Very excited for the whole stretch to be complete!

today on my way to work, they are painting  west side of Broadway between Foster and Winona, that was at 11am, they may be down to Argyle by end of day. are all street parking going to be like the curb, bike lane, parking and then traffic lane, like that block between Wilson and Sunnyside?

  that section under the L has some rough spots.

That's fantastic!

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