Cycletracks: Promise for Santa Monica Boulevard

We’ve argued tirelessly for Class II bicycle lanes for Santa Monica Boulevard. New legislation (AB 1193) in Sacramento would go one better: it creates a new class of bikeway known as a ‘cycletrack’ that is protected from vehicular traffic by¬†physical barriers or grade separation to ensure rider safety. Unlike a Class I off-street ‘path’ or a striped Class II lane on the street, this new protected area within a roadway provides for bicycle travel without having to share the blacktop. Perfect for a road like Santa Monica!