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NEWS RELEASE
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Sarasota, FL 34236
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For Immediate Release: April 7, 2015
Contact: Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications 941-954-2613
              Jan.Thornburg@sarasotagov.com

 

First Green Bike Lanes to be Installed April 7

 

Sarasota, FL: To enhance bicycle safety, crews will begin applying a bright green material over the bicycle lanes on Old Bradenton Road on Tuesday, April 7, creating the first green bike lanes in Sarasota. The green color is designed to attract drivers’ attention and serve as a reminder to share the road with bicyclists. 

 

The green lanes will extend 1.5 miles from University Parkway to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way on the east and west sides of the road.  The project is expected to be completed in approximately three days.  Green bicycle lanes are growing in popularity throughout the United States. Old Bradenton Road will be the first road in Sarasota County with green bike lanes.

 

The green material being applied to the road is a slip resistant epoxy binder. It requires at least three hours to cure before traffic can travel on it; therefore, crews will be in position to assist with traffic control during the cure period.

 

The green bicycle lanes are one of the final elements of the Old Bradenton Road improvement project.  The project also has included the addition of a new median, new landscaping, two new roundabouts and the relocation of many utilities.


For more information contact Bill Nichols, project manager:  941-365-2200 ext. 6362.

 

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