Monday, October 13, 2014

New bike lane in Reston

Bike lane on USGS Drive
We discovered a new bike lane on U.S. Geological Survey Dr. in Reston. The road was recently repaved and a southbound bike lane was striped. It was a little surprising that there was no bike lane in the northbound lane.  There is a paved trail adjacent to the northbound lane.

Many cyclists ride to work at the USGS. For at least 8 years in a row USGS was the company/organization with the most Reston Bike to Work Day participants

The bike lane is a welcome addition to bike facilities in Reston. One day we hope it will connect to bike lanes on adjacent roads Sunrise Valley Dr and South Lakes Dr that currently do not have bike lanes.

We also noticed an unusual symbol in the bike lane. Instead of the official bike lane symbols placed inside the bike lane, two chevrons are placed above the bike symbol, similar to those used in the shared lane marking. It would be nice if road markings were consistent. I believe this is a rare instance in which the road work was completed by Federal Highway Administration since the road is located on Federal property.

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