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Installation of Spring Street Bike Lanes Underway

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 08:53AM
Spring Street Bike Lane Installation Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Preliminary lines mark out where a new buffered bicycle lane will be installed on Spring Street.

Installation is underway for Downtown's first buffered bike lane, the green ribbon that will run down Spring Street from Cesar Chavez to 9th.

As of Tuesday morning, preliminary lines mark out the future lane, which will run between curbside parking and a buffer to separate cyclists from traffic.

According to the transportation department's Bike Blog, colorization of the green lane should take place later this week. The Spring Street lane will be marked green along its entire length, rather than just at intersections and conflict spots.

Already visible on Tuesday was one issue the lane will frequently face: conflicts with filming. The block between 4th and 5th was lined by trucks for an ABC Studios shoot inside 433 S. Spring. Next to them, extended into the not-yet-active bicycle lane.

Spring Street's last big traffic flow change came in 2006, when a contraflow bus lane was removed and the street returned to true one-way operation.

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