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Bike lanes go green in San Francisco 300x225   Bike Lanes go Green in San FranciscoThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) added green paint on the bicycle only lanes on Market Street from Gough Street eastbound. The new lanes are in line with SFMTA’s Sustainable Streets division. With a go-signal from Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration, different pavement colors are allowed to be tried on the bike lanes to make it easier to distinguish the bicycle-only area. This applies also to Calm the Safety Zones and other areas in the city.

Deputy Director for Sustainable Streets Timothy Papandreou explains that the bicycle injunction was partially lifted to allow work on the new lanes. “It’s our first step and we’re really excited about it…It may attract more people to cycling so it will help us meet our sustainability goals”

The new changes also included numerous sharrows, bike racks and a bike box like the one on Scott Street at Oak Street. Installation of an on-street bike…

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