New bike striping on 2nd Street Bridge
Have you ridden from PCH into Belmont Shore in the last few days? If you have…did you notice the new striping on the Davies Bridge (between Marina Drive and Naples)? If you have not ridden it in the last few days…check it out and let us know what you think.
The reason for the re-striping was to give bicyclists more time to merge into and across the lane that takes cars and bikes off of 2nd street and down onto Appian Way. And equally import..to let drivers know that bicyclists are merging into the lane and crossing over to the bike lane that continues west bound on 2nd Street.
What is different
- At the crest of the bridge sharrows have been added to the outer lane showing both bicyclists and motorists that bikes have the right to use the full lane
- Signs have been added indicating that bikes are merging
- The bike lane on the west side of the ramp has been extend
What should you do when crossing the bridge
In the past many bicyclists waited until that last minute to cross the exit lane and merge into the west bound bike lane. The result was frequent conflict with cars exiting 2nd Street. What bicyclists should do is merge into the lane as near the crest of the bridge then move to the left side of the lane where you will merge into the west bound bike lane.
Let us know what you think of the re-striped lanes.