Hoping to make the city friendlier to two-wheeled traffic, Malibu officials and a host of bicyclists celebrated Wednesday the opening of the city’s first-ever dedicated bike lane, along with improvements to a seven-mile bike route along Pacific Coast Highway.
The dedicated bike lane runs for two miles along Zuma Beach. The six- foot-wide lane is reserved for bicycle traffic only and runs parallel to the highway and adjacent to the shoulder parking area.
Meanwhile, the bike “route,” which stretches along PCH from Busch Drive to the western city limits, underwent a series of improvements including upgraded striping and signage.
“In addition to being a historic, scenic highway and important cycling route, PCH is Malibu’s Main Street, so it’s crucial that we find solutions that work for all of its users,” Malibu Mayor John Sibert said. “This project is a great example of what we can achieve when PCH users and agencies work together to make PCH safer for all.”
The bike route project also included improvements to various intersections along PCH to make them more bicyclist-friendly.
The project was funded through Caltrans’ Highway Safety Improvement Program, Measure R sales tax funding, the city and the federal Transportation Equity Act, according to the city.
— City News Service
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