Bike path on Cleveland bridge gets makeover with unique substance

Posted at 6:00 AM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 12:15:41-05

Change is on its way for one of the most risky bridges to bike on in the city.

The Detroit-Superior Bridge is getting a makeover that will make you green.

A green paint-like substance is being added to the road. But it's really not paint at all.

It’s called epoxy, a tough adhesive type paint from Sherwin-Williams made out of recycled glass.

“The purpose of it is to really make the bike lane visible to motorists,” said Jacob VanSickle, Executive Director of the non-profit Bike Cleveland.

Working like sandpaper, it will give bicyclist better traction, especially in rainy, wet and cold weather.

“We’re really excited about it,” said VanSickle.

The bike plan also includes putting up bollards or cement barriers right along the path here, to keep bikers protected from the traffic.

The entire project is slated to be completed in the Spring of 2018.