Technicolor Painted Bike Lane on Ocean Park Boulevard


A project to improve the design and functionality of Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica is nearing completion. Thanks to a $4 million investment from City Hall, the roadway is becoming a friendlier space for bicycles and pedestrians. The signature upgrade is a bright green painted bike lane.


First conceived nearly 20 years ago, the project includes 100 new trees, landscaping, marked crosswalks with overhead flashing lights and 75 light poles, in addition to the painted bike lane. The updates will also include street furniture, trash and recycling cans and a storm drain in Los Amigos Park.


It’s going to be a pearl in the city, comments Cynthia Rose, member of the bicycle group Santa Monica Spoke, calling the painted bike lane Santa Monica’s yellow brick road.


A ribbon cutting is scheduled for Feb. 9. In the meantime, get your bikes ready for the new Technicolor bike lane.


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