Parking-Protected Bike Lanes, Concrete Dividers Shaping Up on 13th and Division
Fresh paint and concrete are drying on new bike lanes on 13th and Division streets, where the safety improvements approved earlier this month are under construction.
The road markings for the new bike lane are mostly complete on eastbound 13th, from Folsom Street to Bryant/11th Street. That includes a new curbside, parking-protected bike lane on the block from Harrison to Bryant Street.
Concrete dividers, which help provide a more protective and comfortable barrier between curbside bike lanes and vehicle traffic, are also coming to both directions of Division between 10th and 11th streets (where 13th becomes Division).
On that block, the new eastbound bike lane and concrete dividers are almost ready, and the existing westbound bike lane will have its plastic posts replaced with the dividers next week. Both bike lanes were repaved to provide a smoother ride and help prevent rain puddles from forming.
Most of the bike lane segments on 13th and Division are also getting green paint to make people on bikes more visible and to discourage drivers from illegally parking in them.