S T. LOUIS – Set up of Zebra® eyeliners alongside Union Boulevard within the metropolis’s Central West Finish neighborhood started Wednesday. Black and white striped units are new to St. Louis. Officers say they’re simple to identify and create a pothole designed to maintain bicycle and automobile site visitors separate.
“I feel anybody who has ever ridden a motorcycle within the metropolis of St. Louis has skilled an in depth name,” stated 28th District Councilor Heather Navarro. She rode her bike to evaluation the undertaking’s progress on Wednesday afternoon.
The district 28 undertaking is funded by cash from a capital enchancment fund accessible to every district within the metropolis of St. Louis. A metropolis official stated suggestions from different cities utilizing Zebra® eyeliners has been optimistic.
Set up of roughly 300 of the objects will proceed within the coming days. The realm contains each side of Union Boulevard from Lindell to Delmar Boulevards. Set up is predicted to take a number of days.
The plan coincides with a resurfacing undertaking that permits for some adjustments. A chosen bike lane will probably be created alongside the sidewalk. Zebra® delineators will separate the bike lane from a automobile parking lane.
The interchange creates extra distance between bicycle and automobile site visitors. Automotive parking has been alongside the sidewalk with the bike lane between parked automobiles and automobile site visitors.
“There are different locations within the metropolis the place we now have protected bike lanes to park, however it’s nonetheless one thing new,” Navarro stated.
A metropolis official stated Zebra® eyeliners might be able to be utilized in different areas of St. Louis. The town will consider the effectiveness of the undertaking.
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