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See the new green look for the Venetian Causeway’s bike lanes

Will the upgrade convince drivers to share the road?

Cycle Lanes in London Photo by John Keeble/Getty Images

The Venetian Causeway is getting a green upgrade, in more ways than one. The city of Miami Beach just added new, brightly painted green bike lanes — also called high emphasis green bike lanes — to the route, the Miami New Times reports.

The lanes are made of slip-resistant material, but the simple addition of green paint also forms a visual reminder that drivers need to share the road. The lanes are part of planned improvements to infrastructure for bikers, which is needed considering Miami is considered one of the most dangerous places in the nation to ride a bike.

Bike activists hope the painted green lanes could help new riders feel confident about biking too. “If the green bike lanes encourage more people to ride their bikes, then that’s a step in the right direction,” Miami Bike Scene’s Rydel Deed told the Miami New Times.