Green Bike Lanes
Green bike lanes are pavement markings used to highlight locations where motorists merge across or turn across a bike lane. To draw attention and increase safety at these locations, bike lanes are colored green to alert motorists that they must yield to thru bicyclists. Green bike lanes are marked with a solid green background, bounded by dotted white lines.
Green bike lanes are currently located on 15th Ave SE by the U of M, on E 16th St south of downtown, on 1st/Blaisdell Aves in south Minneapolis, and on N 7th St by Target Field.
When you drive:
- When turning across a green bike lane look in your blind spot for bicyclists approaching the intersection.
- If a bicyclist is approaching the intersection, you must stop and let them pass before turning. This is the case regardless of whether the bike lane is colored.
When you bike:
- As you approach an intersection, especially one that includes a green conflict area, use caution and assume turning or merging motorists do not see you.
- Wait behind motorists who are in the shared spaced preparing to turn.
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Last updated Feb 1, 2012