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Some bike lanes in Arlington will be receiving a coat of green paint to make them more visible to drivers.

Five bike lanes in Arlington County are getting an upgrade. Arlington county workers are painting segments of the bike lanes with a green friction coating.

"Basically, the idea is to improve the visibility of the bike lanes so that when cars cross from one side of them to the other side... car drivers remember to look for bicyclists," says Dan Malouff, a transportation planner for the county.

The spots were strategically chosen to keep bikers safe.

"These are locations with fairly high bike traffic where there are also relatively high car volumes crossing over the bike lane," says Malouff.

Malouff says the county may see more green bike lanes in the next year or so, but they're still in the planning stages.

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