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Spring Turns Green as New Bike Lane Gets Its Color

By Eric Richardson
Published: Saturday, November 19, 2011, at 10:19AM
Spring Street Bicycle Lane Simon Hartigan

The new Spring Street bicycle lane next to the Alexandria at 5th and Spring. The lane runs from Cesar Chavez to 9th.

The Historic Core is getting a big splash of green this weekend as crews from the city's transportation department install Spring Street's new buffered bike lane between Cesar Chavez and 9th.

The lane's opening will be celebrated in a press conference on Monday afternoon.


Update (Monday, 3pm): Our story from this afternoon's press conference is now published.


Work has moved quickly since plans for the lane were first revealed in late October. Scraping and restriping began last weekend.

The 6-foot-wide green lane will be bordered by a four-foot buffer separating cyclists from traffic.

As part of the change, peak hour parking restrictions will go away on the west side of Spring Street. Space along that curb were previously turned into a bus lane between 7 and 9am and between 4 and 6pm.

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