Pop Up Bike Lanes CR

Pop Up Bike Lanes CR

The City of Cedar Rapids will be installing Iowa’s first protected bike lanes! AND we will be having a sneak preview of the lanes this coming Sunday, August 2nd Noon to 2pm (weather permitting). The protected bike lanes will be installed on 3rd Ave between 3rd St SE and 6th St SW. Part of the one-way to two-way conversions scheduled to complete this October, the City of Cedar Rapids will be adding bike lanes to 3rd Ave inside of the parking and against the curb. This style of bike lane or a “parking protected bike lane” will increase safety and comfort by decreasing the chances of being hit by an opening car door and provide distance and physical separation from moving motor vehicles. Pop-Up Bike Lanes! This Sunday August 2nd between Noon and 2pm we will be holding a real life mock-up of what is to come on 3rd Ave. Between 3rd St and 2nd St, we will be spray chalking in the protected bike lanes and parking cars to create the needed separation. Additionally, the green turn boxes that will provide a safer way to turn left, will be chalked in and guided demonstrations will be provided to all those who stop by during the two hour event. Lastly, we’ll have a get together and raffle off a portable sized bike pump and a pair of Bontrager cycling gloves to all those who stop by and get a raffle ticket. So come down to Red’s Public House (112 2nd St SE, Cedar Rapids) and enjoy a few refreshments and conversation about an Iowa first: The 3rd Ave Protected…