Dangerously confusing green bike lane

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at October 1, 2013 - 1:17pm
Status: (other / Priority major)
Case ID:: -11057


There's a newly painted green lane marked for bikes on 40th Street. It seems to be also marked as a car lane. It is unclear if it is a bike lane or a car lane, or to be used for both. I've seen bikes taking up the whole lane, but usually cars take up the whole lane. If it is meant only for bikes, it should say "Bikes Only" and the car lane should have the middle painted line removed. This confusion could get somebody (ie: cyclist) killed. UPDATE 10-14-13: Submitting to Oakland PW; this lane color infill is on a trial basis and your comments are useful. UPDATE 10-16-13: Take a look at the EBBC page: https://www.ebbc.org/supersharrows - plus provide feedback on the survey we're conducting, with WOBO: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5S855PF. And Jason Patton (Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Manager) weighs in: Plenty of information on 40th St is available here: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/PWA/o/EC/s/BicycleandPedestrianProgram/OAK024586#macbart In particular, here’s a two-page overview flyer (that is linked from the above page): http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/PWA/s/BicycleandPedestrianProgram/OAK043296 Comments can be sent to bikeped@oaklandnet.com. We are also monitoring the EBBC survey on the project.


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