It's like a crosswalk, but for bikes.
Jonathan Maus reports: "Now, following in the footsteps of bike boxes and green lanes that have sprouted up all over town, it’s time to say hello to 'crossbikes.'"
Crossbikes are "exactly like they sound," explains Maus: "sort of like crosswalks, but for bikes."
Painted in the same green hue as much of the city's new bike infrastructure, there are already seven crossbikes around the city.
You might notice that all the crossbike locations have one thing in common: they’re on neighborhood greenway streets. Roger Geller, PBOT’s chief bicycle planner, said it’s just the latest effort the bureau has undertaken to make crossings safer on what are designed to be low-stress, family-friendly streets where people on bikes and foot are prioritized.
Maus his thte streets to bring back pictures of many of some of the first examples. Also, there is one important catch: crossbikes don't have the same legal standing as crosswalks (where drivers are "required by law to stop for anyone on bike or foot who shows intent to cross").
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