An Evaluation of Red Shoulders as a Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility

Source: Highway Safety Research Center, Florida Department of Transportation

In the early 1990s the road was scheduled to receive shoulders. This was opposed by the residents who feared that speeds would increase with the
addition of shoulders. The Florida DOT suggested that painting the shoulders might be a treatment that could be adapted from Europe. This study evaluates the effectiveness of this treatment on the basis of speed data, whether the shoulder was used by pedestrians and bicyclists, the lateral positioning of bicyclists, the amount and severity of vehicular enchroachment, and vehicle conflicts.

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