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New type of bike lane coming to Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A demonstration was held to show a new type of bike lane that is coming to downtown Cedar Rapids.

The lane moves parallel parking away from the curb and closer to the street.

Cyclists then ride between the curb and the parked cars.

"They'll have a protected area of not just the parking cars, but they'll also have that little buffer as well just to give the bicyclist a little bit more of what I would call maybe a more comfortable area to ride," said Matt Myers, a traffic engineer manager in Cedar Rapids.

The lane will be on 3rd Avenue between 6th street SW and 3rd Street SE.

Green lines will be at intersection to warn cars that bikes could be turning there.

The project gets started this week, following some resurfacing of 3rd Avenue.

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