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BIKE LANES: Hubbell Ave Gets Paint Job

Posted on: 9:29 pm, August 5, 2013, by

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Des Moines city leaders hope a new paint job will make a busy eastside street safer.

This weekend a stretch of Hubbell Avenue was re-painted to add bike lanes.

It’s a 1.7 mile stretch between Easton and East 33rd Street.

Neighbors were opposed to adding the lanes but the city council put them in anyway on a trial basis.

They say they’ll cut down on speeding and accidents.

One cyclist we spoke to says the change is long overdue.

“This hill is a beast and trying to go up with two lanes of traffic and people passing you going 40-45mph, it’s not safe,” says cyclist Matthew Peirce.

Similar lanes were added on a trial basis on Ingersoll Avenue, too.

Those lanes are now permanent.