Bikeway Planning Criteria and Guidelines

Source: Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering, State of California Business and Transportation Agency

"Topics treated include: bikeway design characteristics (design speed, width and clearances, grade, radius of cruvature, surface and drainage); capacity; volume criteria for separated bikeways; accident and saafety considerations; alternatives for incorporating bikeways on existing streets; traffic intersections; signing; and bikeway lighting.

"In addition to design information, topics relating to the more global aspects of providing bikeways and routes in a community are presented. These include: short and long range planning consideration, community participation in the planning process, assessing land use impacts; mixed mode travel; bicycle parking facilities; theft prevention; techniques for assessing demand; and the design ofa special bicycle-user questionnaire."

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