Selecting roadway design treatments to accommodate bicycles

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Title: Selecting roadway design treatments to accommodate bicycles
Author: Wilkinson, W. C. (William C.); United States. Federal Highway Administration. Office of Safety and Traffic Operations Research and Development; Center for Applied Research; Bicycle Federation of America
Abstract: This manual is designed to assist transportation planners and engineers in selecting roadway design treatments to accommodate bicycles. This is the first attempt to provide comprehensive guidelines for this process. The recommendations are based on assumptions regarding policy goals and the types of bicyclists to be accommodated, the state of the practice, and professional judgment. More research, testing, and evaluation are needed to assess and refine these recommendations. A more detailed final report on this study is available. This manual is not intended to serve as a comprehensive guide to the design of bicycle facilities. The user is referred to the current edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Guide to the Development of Bicycle Facilities for detailed specifications. The manual describes the assumptions, principles, and approaches used to develop the recommendations; provides a model planning process for identifying a network of routes on which designated bicycle facilities should be provided to accommodate bicyclists of moderate ability (casual adult riders and children); and recommends design treatments and specifications for roadways to serve different types of bicyclists under various sets of traffic operational factors. The appendix contains a detailed discussion of the various types of bicycle facilities.
Description: 37 p. Illustrations
Date: 1994-01

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