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1 Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Lesson 15 Publication No. FHWA-HRT Bicycle Lanes

2 Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation 2-2 Lesson Outline Width standards. Retrofitting lanes on existing streets. Design at intersections and interchanges. Pavement marking and signing. Other design considerations. Practices to avoid.

3 Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation 2-3 No curb and gutter: 1.2 meters (m) (4 feet (ft)) min. –If parking, then 1.5 m (5 ft) min. With curb and gutter: 1.5 m (5 ft) min. –0.9 m (3 ft) min. ridable surface, not including gutter pan. Parking permitted but not striped: –3.3 m (11 ft) total with no curb. –3.5 m (12 ft) total with curb. Width Standards

4 Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation 2-4 Retrofitting Bike Lanes Reduce travel lane widths. Reduce number of travel lanes. Remove, narrow, or reconfigure parking. Other design options. Typical “Road Diet”

5 Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation 2-5 Road Diet Before After

6 Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation 2-6 Bike Lanes at Intersections Encourage crossing/merging in advance of intersection. Use of broken lane stripe at bus stops and intersections. Many possible configurations. Avoid dual right-turn lanes if possible.

7 Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation 2-7 Bike Lanes at Interchanges Cross high-speed ramps in areas of good visibility. Cross ramps at right angle. Consider grade separation.

8 Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation 2-8 Pavement Markings Bike lane symbols Edgeline lane markings. Bike lane symbols. Traffic signal detector placement. Obstructions.

9 Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation 2-9 Signing Use of MUTCD. Consistency in shape, legend, color. Regulatory signs. Warning signs. Route guide signs. Regulatory signs

10 Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation 2-10 Colored Bike Lanes Common in Europe. Delineate the preferred paths through complex intersections or across high-speed ramps. Tested in Portland, OR, with mixed results.

11 Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation 2-11 Contraflow Bike Lanes Prevent circuitous travel on one-way streets. High bike demand. Warning signs at intersecting alleys and streets. (This picture shows a bicyclist not wearing a helmet. FHWA strongly recommends that all bicyclists wear helmets.)

12 Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation 2-12 Practices to Avoid Two-way bike lanes. Continuous right-turn lanes.

13 Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation 2-13 Lesson Summary There are many ways to design for bicycle lanes on vehicular roadways. Use of specific design elements create safe and efficient bicycle lanes.


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