Restriping Streets Into Safer Bike Lanes

People have asked me about the re-striping being done on a number of Fremont’s roads. I was biking last weekend and greatly appreciated these changes. It makes a biker feel much safer.

Below is a photo from the Civic Center just south of Walnut. Note that the three foot buffer is built into the striping itself. The travel lane is still wide enough for a standard vehicle, even a wide one such as a bus.

One issue with this location, and that I noticed on Friday at Capitol Avenue, is that bike lanes do not go well with diagonal parking. Cars backing out of their spaces can’t always see an approaching bicycle. Cyclists need to be very cautious while driving next to diagonally parked cars.

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