Kyle Woisard says biking to work and school, feels much safer these days along Franklin Street now that there are designated biking lanes.
"It's separate from where the cars are- it's a little safer- a little more removed,” he said.
The project spans 15 blocks, from Belvidere Street at VCU’s Monroe Park Campus down to the State Capitol. Parked cars and plastic posts are utilized to buffer cyclists from traffic.
Drivers now have one lane to traverse Franklin, except during peak hours from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., when the north lane is open for traffic. For the other 22 hours of the day, vehicles park beside the bike lanes, in a configuration known as floating parking.