The city’s first protected bike lane is being constructed on Broad Street between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Aquarium Way.
The project is the result of extensive planning and community visioning first initiated by hundreds of community participants in the Center City planning process in 2013.
Protected bike lanes, also known as buffered, or separated bike lanes, are being encouraged by the Federal Highways Administration FHWA and support objectives of the USDOT’s Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets.
This type of street improvement is shown to increase sidewalk and street activity, improve downtown retail business, and provide another way to get around – without negative impact on traffic, and increased safety for all users.
To speak to someone about the project, call the Chattanooga Department of Transportation at 423-643-5963.
Source: Chattanooga Department of Transportation