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Green Bike Lanes have been placed at various locations throughout Flagstaff as an experiment for the Northern Arizona University’s traffics department. The City of Flagstaff has agreed with the university’s staff to supply the materials and labor for this project. The university’s staff will record the interaction of motorist and bicyclist before and after the installation of the Green Bike Lanes.
A video camera will capture approximately 90 hours worth of data from the three intersections. This information will be used by the university to conduct research on the topic, while teaching students how to analyze data from a practical experiment.
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When a motorist needs to turn across the Green Bike Lane, they need to ensure there are no bicycles approaching. If there is a bicycle approaching, the motorist needs to attempt to make eye contact and yield to the bicyclist. The driver needs to make sure they fully turn and check blind spots.
When a bicyclist is approaching an intersection with the Green Bike Lane application, they need to be cautious and attempt to make eye contact with the motorist. The bicyclist needs to always assume that the motorist does not see them.
The material used for the Green Bike Lanes is a skid resistant asphaltic pavement marking. The material consists of three different components; resin, powder hardener, and aggregate. The elements are mixed thoroughly and applied either by pouring and spreading, or by spraying the designated location.
This material has features that include: