City of Savannah testing green paint to make bike lanes more visible

City of Savannah testing green paint to make bike lanes more visible
Lincoln and Huntingdon streets (Source: City of Savannah)
Lincoln and Huntingdon streets (Source: City of Savannah)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The City of Savannah is testing two types of green material to add color to existing and future bicycle lanes.

It's an effort to make bike lanes more visible to traffic.

The city is testing two types of paint products: methyl methacrylate and thermoplastic.

In a release, the city states the demonstrations are being done at no cost to the city. The samples are currently located at the intersection of Lincoln and Huntingdon streets and Lincoln and Gwinnett streets.

City staff is looking at the ease of application, durability, maintenance, longevity, and cost of the products.

"It's not a choice that their bikes are the way they get around; the way to get to work and school," said Executive Director of Savannah Bicycle Campaign, John Bennett. "We want to make it safer for people out there every day just trying to get to where they need to go. We also know better facilities encourage people to ride their bikes for recreation."

The public can provide feedback by clicking here. The city is accepting feedback until May 18.

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