Streets must be resurfaced periodically in order to maintain them (fix cracks and wear). During this process, the entire roadway is stripped of all of its striping, a new layer of asphalt is applied, and new stripes are to direct traffic movement (Fig. 1).
Figure 1. This crew resurfaces a city street, creating a blank slate on which to apply pavement markings.
This is a opportune time to consider how the street accommodates different transportation modes (pedestrian, car, bicycle, transit), in fact the Complete Streets Ordinance requires it (Sections 1-3). Street resurfacing projects are such an opportunity to install bike lanes that their is an entire FHWA guidebook dedicated to it. In some cases, road diets, lane diets, and other interventions can make the street safer for everyone.
Below are the resurfacing projects since 2017, the Bike Friendly Community Committee recommendations for bicycle infrastructure on each street, and the outcomes.