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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

'Guerrilla stripers' add bike lanes to Detroit Avenue in Cleveland to protest slow city action | cleveland.com

Detroit lane.JPGView full sizeA cyclist took advantage Monday afternoon of the "guerrilla striping" of bike lanes on Detroit Avenue.
Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Renegade bicycle enthusiasts installed makeshift “bike lanes” on Detroit Avenue on Cleveland’s near West Side over the weekend, bringing to Cleveland the illegal practice of"guerrilla striping."
The lanes consist of sometimes meandering strips of tape installed about four feet from the curb on both sides of the avenue between West 29th and West 32nd streets, with stenciled bike lane signs spray-painted onto the pavement.
A steady stream of bicyclists used the lanes Monday afternoon, and motorists generally respected the stripes.
Jacob VanSickle, head of Bike Cleveland, the city’s leading non-profit advocacy group for cyclists, said he posted an statement on the organization’s website Monday that the group doesn't endorse guerrilla striping.

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