Construction on the repaving of Jefferson Street in downtown Dayton is almost complete, and the new streetscape plan includes downtown’s first designated “protected” bike lane from Sixth Street to Monument Avenue. The roadway was reconfigured in the repaving project to provide a protected bike lane, where bikers will be shielded from driving motorists with a barrier of parked cars. The bike lane sits between the designated parking spaces on the street and the street’s sidewalk curb. The protected bike lane area includes a 3.5 foot wide buffer between the parking space and the biking area to make sure any parked vehicles opening their doors do not hit the bikers in the bike lane. This streetscape project was funded by both local and federal dollars and construction began earlier this spring. The official completion of the project is expected in the coming weeks.
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