Cyclists planning to participate in the Bay Area’s 16th Annual Bike to Work Day on Thursday will be greeted by a new feature on Market Street — a separate bike lane now replete with bright green paint.

The enhancements to the bike lane were added over the weekend to Market Street between Gough and Eighth streets. The green paint, similar in color to a “bike box” put down on Scott Street earlier this year, coincides with a new measure to separate the bike lane by adding “safe-hit” posts to the area designated for cyclists.