SDOT recently completed the installation of a new green bike lane on northbound Eastlake Avenue at Furhman Avenue East approaching the University Bridge. Bicyclist volumes are quite high in this location with people biking from Capitol Hill, Lake Union, and Downtown Seattle toward the University of Washington. Over the years this location has been the site of a number of collisions involving cyclists; therefore, a new green bike lane was installed to reduce the chance of vehicle-bicycle collisions.
SDOT installs green bike lanes at intersections where there may be conflicts between motorists who are turning and cyclists who are going straight. The green bike lanes provide a visual cue to motorists to expect to see a bicycle. “Yield to Bicycles” signs are also posted at the intersection.