Kirkland Bike Lanes Go Green

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John Besaw, 54, sets the thermoplastic sheet that forms part of the bicycle lane’s dashed segment. Besaw’s Apply-a-Line co-workers coat the thermoplastic sheet with aluminum oxide to give cyclists more traction. By using thermoplastic, rather than paint, the City is reducing maintenance costs. The new bike lanes are part of Kirkland’s August project to repave Northeast 144th and 143rd streets. The Kingsgate arterial forms the northern border of Kirkland’s official bike network.

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An Apply-a-Line crew marks the new Northeast 144th Street bike lane near the 124th Avenue Northeast with aluminum oxide-coated thermoplastic. Aluminum oxide creates more traction for cyclists. By using thermoplastic, rather than paint, the City is reducing maintenance costs. The new bike lanes are part of Kirkland’s August project to repave Northeast 144th and 143rd streets. The Kingsgate arterial forms the northern border of Kirkland’s official bike network.

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Bill Dublin, 42, uses a radiant heater to seal the thermoplastic sheets to Northeast 144th Street’s pavement, near 124th Avenue Northest. Besaw’s Apply-a-Line co-workers coat the thermoplastic sheet with aluminum oxide to give cyclists more traction. By using thermoplastic, rather than paint, the City is reducing maintenance costs. The new bike lanes are part of Kirkland’s 2015  project to repave Northeast 144th and 143rd streets. The Kingsgate arterial forms the northern border of Kirkland’s official bike network.

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