RTC completes green bike lane project in Northern Nevada

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RENO, NV (KOLO) The Regional Transportation Commission, in collaboration with NDOT, has made bike lanes around town look a bit different.

“RTC is interested in multi-modalism,” said project manager Scott Gibson. “The more you take people out of their cars, the more you decrease traffic and decrease climate impacts and things like that.”

After a lengthy period of planning and two weeks of painting, the Green Bike Stamp project was completed over the weekend.

Gibson says the project cost about $180,000, and covers two additions. The solid green paint to signify the start of a bike lane, and the stripes to indicate where cars will have to pass through.

40 bike lanes around town were painted.

Gibson says while there have been some recent cycling accidents, those are very rare. The real goal is make sure drivers are constantly aware that cyclists could be on the road.

“We do see reductions in crashes in cars,” he explained. “It calms things down, makes people more aware of their surroundings, makes things safer for people overall.”

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