Selecting Roadway Design Treatments to Accommodate Bicycles

Source: Federal Highway Administration

This report, presents a set of tables that can be used to determine the recommended type of bicycle facility to be provided in particular roadway situations. In addition, the report presents a brief discussion of the "design user" for bicycle facilities, and presents a planning process for bicycle facilities.

Five criteria were used to determine recommended bicycle facilities: traffic volume; average motor vehicle operating speed; traffic mix of automobiles, trucks, buses, and/or recreational vehicles; on-street parking; and sight distance. Values for these criteria were determined and tables were developed for urban and rural roadway sections for two groups of design users.

The tables for this document may be found at the link below.

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