New lane creates two-way street for bikes in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, Calif. - The City of Santa Cruz has a new contraflow bike lane on Pacific Avenue.

The city said the new lane creates a two-way street for bikes, but remains one-way for cars.

According to Bike Santa Cruz Director Janneke Strausse, “Contraflow bike lanes have been proven to be safe, even in the narrowest streets, when speeds are low and drivers navigate mindfully. It will take time for cyclists and drivers alike to get used to the new configuration downtown, but once they do, the contraflow bike lane has immense potential to make it safer and more accessible for all road users.”

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