For downtown cyclists, this green also means go: The bright green bicycle lane on Spring Street is aimed at reducing collisions and to help cyclists feel safer navigating downtown Los Angeles.
This is good to know for drivers:
Motorists wanting to turn into a driveway on the bike-lane side of the street should turn from their lane, not the bike or parking lane, after yielding to cyclists, Fremaux said. Those who want to make right turns should stay in the vehicular lane until near the intersection, where there are breaks in the bicycle lane, and use recently implemented right-turn lanes, he said.
Photo: Above, Darryl Strucke, left, and Alvin Pegues of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation help paint a bright green bicycle lane along Spring Street in downtown L.A. The 1.5-mile-long lane will run from Cesar Chavez Avenue to 9th Street. “Thank you, guys, I love you!” yelled cyclist Susanna Schick as she rode past. “You’re making my commute to work a lot safer.” Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times