New completed bike lane on Price Street celebrated

New completed bike lane on Price Street celebrated
Source: WTOC

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Price Street bike lane is officially complete. City of Savannah leaders capped it off with a ribbon cutting Wednesday.

The money for the $242,075 dollar project came from mobility and service funds i.e. parking meters and garages.

The project began July 8, so it took less than a month to complete the “greening” from Bay Street to almost Victory Drive. The bike lane ends at East 41st Street.

District Two Alderman Bill Durrence says the lane is not just for hobbyists.

“It’s about addressing the needs of all our constituents, all the citizens in the community, not just somebody who has the ability and the money to own and operate a vehicle, a car.” Durrence said.

The city unveiled one of the lanes in April on Lincoln Street. The idea is to make a clear indication of where cyclists should be riding, in order to help cars avoid them better.

The materials used to paint the lane is Methyl Methacrylate, or MMA Resin, and thermoplastic for the white striping. The city says maintenance is little to none. It’s expected to last five to eight years before any retouches are needed.

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