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Monday, May 6, 2013

Pittsburgh tests green paint for Liberty Avenue bike lanes [post-gazette.com]


Pittsburgh has joined a growing list of cities using bright green paint to make on-street bike lanes more visible.
The city last week painted about 200 feet of the bike lanes on Liberty Avenue at the approaches to the Bloomfield Bridge, with the help of a $23,000 grant from Bikes Belong, a national organization of bicycle suppliers and retailers.
"That's our first green bike lane," said Stephen Patchan, the city's bike-pedestrian coordinator, who said the location was selected because of the large numbers of vehicles that make turns across the bike lanes.
"It's a material that is slip-resistant, and it will last longer" than the paint used for road striping, he said.
Other cities, including Philadelphia, have used green paint to mark bike lanes, and the Federal Highway Administration, or FHWA, has given interim approval for its use in areas where bicyclists and traffic have conflicting movements.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/transportation/pittsburgh-tests-green-paint-for-liberty-avenue-bike-lanes-686451/#ixzz2SWGNTkgv

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