Penn Ave Protected Lane Extension is Ready to Ride


Complete with Sweet Merge Lane

Have you had a chance to ride the two block extension of the Penn Avenue bike lane in Downtown? It ends in a great new “merge lane” that smoothly shepherds people riding their bike in the direction of Point State Park into a the traffic lane marked with sharrows proceeding in that direction .

Big thanks to the City – especially the Planning and Public Works departments – for designing and putting in this great lane. We’re fans of this configuration because it’s straightforward and really well marked.

So, what do you think of the new design? The City has tried something relatively new with this one, so leave a comment with your thoughts once you’ve had a chance to ride it.

Credit: Will Bernstein


Credit: Will Bernstein



Credit: Twitter user @doughausladen


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