Susan Wheeler of Redwood City's Community Development Department recently sent SVBC a couple of photos of new bike lanes on Veterans Boulevard and East Bayshore. The lanes were painted during scheduled repaving after the City consulted with local cyclists and SVBC staff.
Susan notes that Redwood City has been quite busy with bicycle infrastructure lately:
Both of these projects were completed this fall as part of Redwood City’s roadway management program (annual maintenance). Prior to this year, neither road had bike lanes. Bicycle improvements on these roads include standard bike lanes, buffered bike lanes (Veterans), sharrows (East Bayshore), and signage.
These are two of the more substantial projects; there were several other projects that improved or refreshed existing bikeway facilities, or added bike lanes or sharrows.
It's great to see cities incorporating bike lanes, sharrows, and other bike infrastructure into their regularly scheduled maintenance. Some vocal citizens, thoughtful planners and engineers, and a little paint can go a long way toward making a community more welcoming for bikes. That makes for a greener, healthier community overall.
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