In conjunction with the new Sylvania King Road Branch Library, the City of Sylvania is finishing up on the new right turn lane (King Road onto Sylvania Avenue). We are pleased that the City improved the existing bike lane and also included a new "right turn bike lane". Cyclists traveling north on King would stay in the straight-through bike lane, cyclists traveling east on Sylvania would use the new right-turn bike lane. While this design looks like an improvement for cyclist safety, due care should still be taken to avoid a possible right-hook from motor vehicles that could turn into the bike lane. This is especially true with big trucks (semi, dump truck, etc.) that need large turning spaces. It is never a good idea to find yourself on the right side of a large truck, take control of the regular turn lane to prevent the possible right hook crash.
Help us in thanking the City of Sylvania for these improvements, and future improvements to make Sylvania friendly for bicyclists! Emails can be sent to Mayor Stough at firstname.lastname@example.org