Colorado Blvd now has bike lanes to improve the safety and comfort of people bicycling
Colorado Boulevard has long held a reputation as an unfriendly street with a notorious traffic safety record. Fortunately, thanks to local leadership from Councilmember Huizar, Take Back The Boulevard, and Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, changes have been made to the street within the past few months to improve safety and make the street more pleasant for walking and bicycling.
Today, Huizar and the community celebrated the latest safety improvement to the street– rectangular rapid flash beacons (RRFB) at all crosswalks on Colorado Boulevard to increase driver awareness of pedestrians crossing.
For those unaware, RRFB’s are the flashing lights pedestrians can activate before crossing the street to draw extra attention from drivers to ensure they notice pedestrians and yield properly. Studies conducted nationally have demonstrated that RRFB’s are an effective way to get drivers to yield to pedestrians, welcomed news to anyone who has ever tried crossing Colorado Boulevard.
In honor of this improvement and other improvements made last year, here are are some “before-and-after” pictures of Colorado Boulevard as it continues to transform into a safer and more sustainable street:
(Feel free to click on any of the pictures below for better quality versions)
A big thank you Councilmember Huizar and everyone else who has helped bring these safety improvements to the neighborhood!