The city has quietly placed around 20 bike signs to lead bicyclists from the twin bridges into Anacortes.
The new signs take cyclists off Highway 20 and into town on South March Point and West March Point roads and onto the Tommy Thompson Trail at the trestle.
Gordon Bruchner, an assistant city engineer, said the city has placed around 20 signs heading into town. The signs lead into town, but not out back to the twin bridges.
He said it’s an initial effort and could be expanded. He said the signs cost “a few hundred dollars.”
One other improvement for area cyclists is planned, this one by the state Transportation Department. WSDOT is planning to install a bike-sensing video camera at the Highway 20 intersection with West March Point Rd. and Christianson Rd.
This system will make it a bit easier for a cyclist to cross Highway 20 and will include a green light timed long enough to allow bikes to cross the highway.
The state earlier removed pedestrian signals at Reservation Road and Highway 20 that cyclists used to use to cross the highway. Now, cyclists must wait for a car to come along to trip the signal there.