Tacoma, Wash. (July 20, 2010) – Many people think of Pennsylvania Avenue as the street in Washington, D.C., where the president lives, but it is also a heavily travelled central artery in the nation's capital – and one favored by thousands of bicyclists. Now, thanks in part to channelizer posts from Pexco, a stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue has dedicated lanes for cycling commuters.
Inaugurated this summer, the new bike lanes run down the center of Pennsylvania Avenue from Third Street to 15th Street NW. Each lane is clearly defined by FG 300 Channelizer Posts from Pexco. The white posts, which also have reflective striping, form a high-visibility barrier between the cycling lanes and the adjacent roadway.
"There is no better place for the District of Columbia to demonstrate its commitment to traffic safety than right here on America's Main Street," said D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.
The clover-leaf design of the FG 300 Channelizer Post provides durability and consistent rebound when the posts are hit by vehicles. This geometry combined with polyurethane, the toughest flexible engineering polymer, mean the Pexco channelizer posts offer long service life – a critical concern for municipal officials.
Based in Atlanta and with seven plants in the United States and Mexico, Pexco is a North American leader in the design and fabrication of extruded plastics products. It provides standard and custom parts and components to manufacturers and end-users in the traffic safety, aerospace, retail, medical, lighting and fence industries. Pexco also offers a full range of custom design, engineering and fabrication services. Pexco meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2000, holds ISO 14001 registration for all of its manufacturing operations and operates two class 100,000 clean rooms. For more information, visit www.pexco.com.
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