Fremont, CA spending $1 million on bikeway improvements, narrowing traffic lanes (War on Cars Watch)

The city will spend roughly $1 million to improve bikeways along several miles of major roads in the city’s central core over the next three months, officials said.

Traffic lanes will be narrowed, while bike lanes will be widened and painted buffers will be added in an effort to separate cars from bicyclists, lower collision rates and create a connected network of bikeways in the city’s central district.

Crosswalks will also be repainted to be more visible, with plastic yield signs added near some, and green pavement will be added to sections of the bike lanes where cars and bikes cross paths to call attention to drivers, according to Hans Larsen, Fremont’s public works director.