Monday, October 13, 2014

The bike box at work at this intersection.


Bicycle commuters at the corner of SE Madison and SE Grand, waiting to head west over the Hawthorne Bridge into downtown Portland. I took this photo at 7:42 a.m., October 13, 2011. I had walked part of the way to work on that dry morning. That brick building is where I work. The green-painted pavement is a bike box which allows bicyclists to get in front of cars in order to be visible at specified intersections. It's a safety measure, particularly where cars want to turn right and bicyclists want to go straight.


William Kendall said...

Quite a few bikers. We have the same feature at some of the intersections downtown here.

Birdman said...

A bike box? Never seen one. Never heard of one. Good idea though.

Randy said...

That's great. I wish we had them here.