Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer
1st Street’s newly protected bike lane, Washington DC. Photo: mattCampy.
Street designers know that every inch of a roadway is precious. And though more inches are better when it comes to low-stress streets, sometimes they just aren’t there.
That’s when you consider doing what Washington DC just did, and install six-inch-wide $40 wheel stops directly on the stripe of a bike lane.
“Not up NACTO guidelines, but it works in a pinch,” DC Active Transportation Manager Jim Sebastian writes in an email.
For more on the 1st Street design, see the Washington Area Bicycle Association’s post.
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