Friday, November 26, 2010

A Bike Lane Grows In West Hillsborough County

Bicycle Stories has a team of correspondents pedaling the roads of Tampa Bay and beyond and I was happy to hear from Mike Edgerley, who tells me about a bike lane on West Hillsborough Avenue as it approaches Race Track Road in the western section of Hillsborough County.

If I recall, this section of Hillsborough Avenue had no less than four westbound traffic lanes, so I'm happy to hear that some space was designated for a bike lane.

Here is the new bike lane painted on West Hillsborough Avenue from Silvermill Drive to the county line at Race Track Road. This photo shows the bike lane westbound at Hillsborough and Countryway.

Mike also notes a bike lane was cleared of dirt in the Eastbound lane of Linebaugh Avenue, east of Race Track Road. Previously, the dirt forced riders to go inside the traffic lane, so this is a huge asset to riders in this area.

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