I had yet to actually post a blog post on my profile here, preferring to just send people to my personal blog instead. But I felt like the birth of the bicycle boulevard was worthy of a first time post.
As shown in the photo above, I saw a bunch of markings on Silver Avenue south of UNM.
This is one of the pavement markings for the new Bicycle Boulevard system which has been talked about for months. These markings, along with some new street signage (which has yet to be installed) will make the presence of bicyclists clearer to motorists.
Along Silver Avenue south of UNM (I haven't checked east or west of there yet) there's about one pavement marking per intersection (for either westbound or eastbound traffic), except at the intersections of arterial streets, where there are two (for both directions of traffic).
I wonder what "CYC" stands for...I guess it could be an abbreviated form of the word "Cyclist", or it could be referring to the artificial intelligence project
that seeks to enable AI applications to perform human-like reasoning. But why? And what does it have to do with the bike boulevard? Is a race of bicycle-riding robots envisioned as a means to enslave humanity? Or is "CYC" a secret code? "Caution: Yellow Cyclists"? "Cantankerous Yippies Close"? "Cover Your Crack"?
I guess we'll never know...