- The Chelsea Department of Public Works has been busy painting crosswalks this week as part of the Chelsea Pop project. This work will continue over the next couple of weeks until all project elements are in place.
- The project coordinators have developed educational materials to help pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers know what these facilities are and the safest way to interact with them. The materials focus on bike lanes and sharrows and can be found on the project website at http://www.miwats.org/chelseapop/ under Educational Materials.
- Bike Lanes create dedicated space on the road for bicyclists. Green paint within bike lanes is used to highlight that the bike lane is getting ready to cross an intersection or encounter a conflict area for the cyclist.
Sharrows are used to guide bicyclists on streets that don’t have bike lanes. They’re a simple reminder to car drivers and bicyclists to share the road!
- The Chelsea Pop project is a 30-day demonstration project that will be deployed in the month of September along Freer Rd., Railroad St., McKinley St. and Dewey St. Project partners include the City of Chelsea, Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (WATS) and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. More information can be found at the project website at miwats.org/chelseapop. Be sure to follow the project on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @miwats.