What’s Velo?

Vélo is the French word for bike.

Evaluation of sharrows in Miami Beach, FL

A recent study of sharrows yielded unsurprising (but nice to see) results:

Evaluation of Shared Lane Markings in Miami Beach, Florida

The study was a before and after study collected videotape data of bicyclist interacting with motorists before and after the installation of the markings.

After the markings were placed, approximately 20 percent of the . . . → Read More: Evaluation of sharrows in Miami Beach, FL

DIY Bike Markings

Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns (and one of my fellow bloggers at Streets.mn) reports on his recent trip to Memphis. He blogged about finding some DIY “Guerella Painting”.

Guerrilla Painting

Here’s a photo of a run down, overlooked, disconnected block here in Memphis. By the reports I received, a few years ago this place was . . . → Read More: DIY Bike Markings

Green Centerline Stripe

Green Centerline Strip by VeloTraffic, on Flickr

Here’s a little pavement marking trivia: The Minneapolis Park Board uses the color green to stripe the centerlines on their off-street trails. All the design guidelines I’m aware of would recommend yellow for centerline stripes separating two-way traffic.

So why does the park board use green?

Bruce . . . → Read More: Green Centerline Stripe

28th Street Crossing

The City of Minneapolis has recently made some modifications to the striping on 28th St E at the at-grade Midtown Greenway trail crossing. This location was already striped with a zebra crosswalk, and a button-actuated flashing beacon is present (but rarely used) to enhance the visibility of the crossing. I applaud the City for recognizing the . . . → Read More: 28th Street Crossing