The new bike lanes, located along the entrance to the Foxland Hall subdivision and the entrance to Brentwood Academy near Powell Park, opened Aug. 4 and were installed as part of an overall repaving project on Granny White Pike and Murray Lane on the western side of the city.
The city began work on the bike lanes earlier this summer following a community meeting to choose a preferred design plan in February. The cost to add the bike lanes to the overall project was approximately $36,000 and was paid for through the city’s capital projects fund, according to the city.
The lanes include a 3-foot bike lane next to 10-foot vehicle travel lane. The new bike lanes feature bright green markers using a long-lasting epoxy paint to be more visible for drivers.
For drivers not used to seeing cyclists along this area, the Brentwood Police Department is advising both residents and cyclists to use caution when on the new lanes.
“The number one thing everyone needs to remember about the new bike lanes is that they are only for bicycles—no joggers, no golf carts, no one-wheels nothing else besides just bicycles,” Brentwood police officer Josh Wickwire said in a video release from the city. “As for drivers, just make sure on the new bike lanes, you’re watching out for bicyclists and being careful not to do things you shouldn’t be doing anyway, like texting and driving, or just not paying attention while you’re driving down Granny White Pike. It’s going to be new for a little while, so let’s make sure everyone is paying attention and being careful.”