Tempe Colors its Bike Lanes

<p>The city of Tempe, Arizona, is experimenting with brightly colored bike lanes to try to improve bicycle safety.</p>
March 24, 2008, 2pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"But as bicyclists complain that drivers aren't paying attention, cities have gotten very bold with paint - slathering over the entire lane with green, blue or red."

"The eye-catching lanes have popped up in Europe, but Tempe has become one of the first Valley communities to give brightly colored lanes a try."

"Tempe has painted bike lanes at two intersections to see how it works. The color of choice: red."

"Tempe spent $3,600 to test the material at two places where drivers too often veered into lanes reserved for bicyclists, said Amanda Nelson, a Tempe transit spokeswoman."

"This will further define who belongs where,' Nelson said."

"The intersections are also on some of the city's most traveled bicycle routes."

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Published on Saturday, March 22, 2008 in East Valley Tribune
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