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Ed Cox City of Sacramento, Department of Public Works Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento
People fall into one of four categories when it comes to bicycle riding: Strong and Fearless Enthused and Confident Interested but Concerned No Way, No How Strong and Fearless are happy to have roads they are allowed to travel on. Enthused and Confident are happy to bike lanes, bike paths that define a space for bicycle travel. Interested but Concerned: are happy when there is little or no interaction with motor vehicles. No Way, No how: will not be riding a bicycle.
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento People fall into one of four categories when it comes to bicycle riding: Strong and Fearless Enthused and Confident Interested but Concerned No Way, No How Strong and Fearless: 1,360 centerline miles of roads. Enthused and Confident: 300 centerline miles of bike lane and bike routes. Interested but Concerned: 84 centerline miles of bike paths and wide sidewalks.
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento Most of the facilities are on-street, but that does not satisfy the desires of all bicyclists. Existing streets available to bicyclists Existing and proposed on- street bicycle facilities Existing and proposed off- street bicycle facilities
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento The approach the City of Sacramento will be taking is to provide for all its users, from “eight to eighty.”
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento Emphasis on new kinds of facilities that will encourage the “interested but concerned” population. Continue to provide the facilities that existing bicyclists have come to expect and appreciate.
National Association of City Transportation Officials Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento
A reference resource based on the experience of transportation officials in cities throughout the world. The ideas are “best practices” which could become standards. Caltrans endorsed the use of the guidelines statewide, on April 11th. Twenty one design solutions in five categories: BIKE LANES CYCLE TRACKS INTERSECTION TREATMENTS BICYCLE SIGNALS SIGNING AND MARKING Sacramento has implemented 14 of the 21
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento PAINTED BIKE LANE TREATMENTS Conventional bike lane. Preferred width is 6 feet. (Florin Road) Buffered right side bike lane. Provides refuge from door zone. (Azevedo Drive) Buffered left side bike lane. Provides refuge from high speeds. (H Street) Left side bike lane. Easier for left turning from one- way streets. (L Street)
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento OTHER BIKE LANE TREATMENTS Contra-flow bike lane. Provides opposing travel for bicycles on what was a one-way street. (12 th Avenue) Half street closure with bike cut-out. Similar effect of contra-flow bike lane. (G Street)
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento SIDE PATH TREATMENTS Barrier separated two- way bike path. (Garden Highway) Wide sidewalk for bicycle and pedestrian use. (Natomas Boulevard) Early version of raised cycle track. (J Street) The City is working on new cycle track designs that are more consistent with NACTO guide.
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento INTERSECTION TREATMENTS Intersection crossing markings. (Carlson Drive and H St.) Through bike lane. (Bruceville Road and Damascas Drive) Bicycle left turn lane. (North B Street and North 12 th Street) The City is working on designs for the Bike Box concept.
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento TRAFFIC SIGNAL TREATMENTS Traffic Signals oriented to detect bicycles. Both video and magnetic loops used throughout. (Numerous locations) Hybrid beacon for pedestrians (a.k.a. HAWK). (Stockton Blvd. and Sherman Way) Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon for pedestrians (33 rd Street and Folsom Blvd.) The City is experimenting with new signal technologies.
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento SIGNS AND MARKING TREATMENTS Green colored bike lanes. (Carlson Drive) (Capitol Mall) Wayfinding signage. (2 nd Ave and Riverside Blvd.) Shared lane marking (a.k.a. Sharrow). (29 th Street)
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento BIKE PARKING Sacramento Bike Rack (a.k.a SacRack.) Over 100 installed. Bike Corrals in place of parallel car parking space. Two locations and more to come Meter post conversions. Over 100 installed. High capacity bike parking at selected locations
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento MISCELLANEOUS UPGRADES Fixed bollard/gate designs at path/street interface Rolled curb at bike path/street connection. Back-in Angled Parking when involving a bikeway.