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Green stripes added to bike lane

The County of Hawai`i Department of Public Works (DPW), Traffic division is conducting an experiment on bike lanes and cyclist visibility in Hilo and Kona.  Starting in Hilo at the University of Hawai`i, the DPW Traffic Division added green stripes, mimicking the existing white strips to bike lanes starting from the intersection at the entrance to the University of Hawai’i at Hilo and going in both directions on both sides of the road.

This experiment aims to increase cyclist visibility when bikes and vehicles merge and to create a safer environment for cyclists.

“We selected areas with good designated bike lanes with potentially greater number of people using bikes,” said Ron Thiel, Traffic Division chief.

In October, green stripes will be added to bike lanes between Palani Road and Kaiwi Street on Kuakini Highway in West Hawai’i.Green striped shared bikeped lanes in Hilo

Reader Comments (9)

Surely green strip will help to reduce the chance of any accident in the zone. The Hawai department has learned it after a mistakes.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohan Full

Instead of green, they could have used yellow color to improve visibility and also a substantially mark to segregate the cyclist and vehicle traffic?
But would appreciate you effort as it will encourage cyclist and provide them a safer road experience. Govt Job is to ensure safety of people and this way it is doing right stuff.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRusell

I think it is he best way to protect the bike riders from crucial accidents which are increasing day by day. It must be necessarily for every country to facilitate this service to the public for safety reasons.

November 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHimanshu Sethi

eah it is for the safet of the rider the can improve it more

November 25, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjatin singh

This is the best one can get......!!

November 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlisha

Very Much Nice

December 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChristmas Day 2014


December 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDivya Gupta

Amazing post...

December 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIndian Super League

Adding green strips to the bikes is one of the best initiatives taken for the safety of the bikers. I like the way of thinkings and thoughts of the designers.

December 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterarib
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