More upgrades to the 4th Avenue/Fontana bike boulevard
Bicyclists using the new 4th Avenue/Fontana bike boulevard will notice some new features that will make it easier to use.
A "dinner plate" pavement marking points riders up onto the sidewalk in order to activate the pedestrian signal at Ft. Lowell Road.
The marking indicate the sidewalk is two way. Not pictured is a sign allowing bikes on the sidewalk and requiring them to yield to pedestrians.
The city’s bike and pedestrian program manager, Tom Thivener, said the signage motorists see on Ft. Lowell Road will indicate the the crosswalks can be used by both bicycles and pedestrians.
Motorists heading north on 4th Avenue are now required to make a left or right turn onto Speedway.
"Bike pucks" were added at the Grant Road crossing. Thivener said the pucks will detect bicycles and change the light to green.