by John Scarboro
Mountain View builds its first green bike lane segments, and first substantial buffered bike lanes in late March, 2014.
The buffered, green accented bike lanes on Shorebird Way go from Charleston Road to Shoreline Blvd. Not only are they the first green painted bike lanes in Mountain View, this is the second road with any buffered bike lane. Moffett Boulevard has a buffered lane for a block. These are longer and on *both* sides of the street! Below is the start of the buffered lanes at Shorebird Way and Charleston Rd.
Green stripes are placed in driveway areas.
Approaching Shoreline Boulevard, the paint is solid.
The paint is the really grippy granular material that has held up well for the year it has been on West Meadow Drive in Palo Alto.
The intersection across Shoreline has the dashed paint.
The bike lanes along Shoreline have a bit of green as well.
The new buffered lanes link to the east end of the Green Loop Trail.
Now people riding bicycles can get from Permanente Creek to Stevens Creek via the Green Loop Trail, buffered bike lanes, parking lots and the trail through the tree farm.
It’s a great addition to Mountain View's biking network!