If the Stones were to perform at Folsom Field today would they change their lyrics to say. "I see a black road and I want it painted Green". OK, so that wasn't funny but green lanes are being experimented with in Boulder as assumed earlier this week. Full details from on this are in the Boulder Daily this week.
From the Daily Camera
The city transportation department applied the initial bright green treatments -- which cost around $2,300 a piece -- at the intersections of Folsom Street and Canyon Boulevard, and Folsom and Pearl Street. The Safe Streets Boulder study, released by the city in February, found these two intersections had some of the highest rates of vehicle collisions with bikes and pedestrians in the city.
Between January 2008 and October 2011, the two locations had a combined 17 collisions, according to the study.
In these two locations, Cowern said drivers turning right often don't see a cyclist in the bike lane next to them and end up "hooking" in front of a cyclist, who must try to avoid hitting or being struck by the moving vehicle.
"The hope is that the bike lanes give the driver that added clue to watch for bikes, to look in the rearview mirror and make sure they're not cutting one off," Cowern said.