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New bike lanes complete on Los Ranchitos Road

Posted: 2009-09-25

New bike lanes on Los Ranchitos Road at Glenside Way

Construction on Los Ranchitos Road over the Puerto Suello Hill is complete, and cyclists can enjoy using new bike lanes on the road in both directions.  Los Ranchitos is an important connection for cyclists travelling between north and south San Rafael.  With no bike lane or shoulder, cyclists previously had to ride in the travel lane while climbing the steep hill.  This sometimes resulted in unsafe passing movements by motorists, or congestion as cars waited to pass uphill cyclists.  The completion of the project, which widened the roadway to make room for the bike lanes, closes an key gap in the bicycle network.  Conditions on the road will soon improve again; Los Ranchitos will be repaved in late October.

Cyclists are advised that Los Ranchitos is still under construction between Fair Drive and Lincoln Avenue as part of the project to widen Highway 101, and bike lanes are not yet complete.  Work on the segment is expected to finish in November.

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