Other downtowns might turn green when they see the leprechaun treatment on some of downtown Orlando’s bike lanes, including one on northbound Magnolia Ave. The City of Orlando chose the eye-catching color to increase visibility of bicyclists, in a pilot program studying whether the colorful lanes will reduce car/bike traffic crashes. The $56,000 project is paid for with gas tax money that goes to the state when drivers fill up their tanks.
Billy Hattaway, Transportation Director for the City or Orlando and BWCF Board Chair, told WFTV the city is focusing on “highlighting the bike lanes in areas where there’s a lot of traffic.”
Bonus: Claiming “I didn’t see the bike lane” is a lot tougher when the lane is the color of Kermit the Frog.