Comment 93334

By Noted (anonymous) | Posted October 16, 2013 at 10:28:09

The Long Beach project (West 3rd from North Olive to Golden Shore, roughly the distance from Sherman to James) was apparently entirely leveraged off local development fees, which is a novel solution.

"The project cost about $800,000 – entirely paid for by developer impact fees. Approximately 90% of the project’s construction cost went to installing bike signals. You read that right: bike signals! Yes – bike traffic lights! Dozens of them. At intersections, left-turning cars cross the path of the cycletracks. To avoid collisions, bikes and left-turning-cars are given separate signal phases. Bikes go first, at a bike signal green light phase, coinciding with the green phase for proceeding straight. Cars turn left during a second phase – where they receive the left turn green arrow."

http://la.streetsblog.org/2011/04/21/another-wonderful-long-beach-first-protected-bike-lanes/

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