The public is invited to join the council for a ribbon cutting of the new green bike lanes on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
The City of Watsonville and the City Council are excited to celebrate the installation of the new green bike lanes on Bridge Street. The installation will start on Monday, October 21, 2019. We invite the public to join the council for a ribbon cutting and witness the first official bike ride on the new green lanes on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. on the corner of Hushbeck and Bridge Street.
In 2018, the City was awarded a $325,000 grant through the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission for a Bicycle Safety Improvement project. The project will improve existing bicycle facilities by installing new striping, markings, and signage in place of the existing and installing new green bike lanes at the approaches on these streets.
The locations included in the project are:
- Beach Street from Lee Road to Rodriguez Street
- Bridge Street from Beck Street to East Lake Avenue
- Green Valley Road from Harkins Slough to Corralitos Creek Bridge
- Harkins Slough Road/Walker Street from Green Valley Road to Riverside Drive
- Rodriguez Street from Main Street to Riverside Drive
The green lanes project promotes safety, encourages bicycling, and raises awareness of drivers to the presence of bicycle traffic in congested areas. Putting these safety measures into place means we can make meaningful progress to reach our goal of achieving zero traffic deaths in Watsonville.