You can't miss them -- and that's the point. Some of Sacramento's bike lanes are going green.

Bright green stripes now line Capitol Mall and will soon start popping up on Carlson Drive near Sac State, making both areas a bit more bicycle friendly.

"They're typically meant to clarify the path of travel in places where travel might be kind of confusing," Jim Brown with the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates said.

Brown admits the mall is pretty easy to figure out and the stripes are probably symbolic, but the intersection near the university is a different story.

"There have been three traffic fatalities in that area in a three year period," Brown said.

He says the markings should help but the whole intersection needs to be reconfigured into more of a square.