Plans for the restriping of Washington Avenue have been in the works since early 2014. While the full-on restriping isn’t being completed just yet, some small victories are being made in terms of visibility and safety on the road.
This week the Streets Department will be working to repaint the edge lines as a safety measure for Washington Avenue. According to the Bicycle Coalition, “The line will be at, or just under, five-feet between parked cars and the outside travel lane.”
More from the Bicycle Coalition:
According to an email from the Washington Avenue Safety Project Team, “This interim safety improvement does not reduce the number of vehicular travel lanes. Beyond what you will see on the street, this winter, (the City) will continue to evaluate loading demands to better inform next steps. Before the next construction season, we will reach out to the public to discuss options for further safety improvements along Washington Avenue…”