Table of contents for Guide for the development of bicycle facilities / prepared by the AASHTO Task Force on Geometric Design.


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INTRODUCTIO    N                  . .....  ......  *     -*****-          .  . .  1
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D c i tio n  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  2
Chapter  1  PLAN N ING  . . . ...............................                   . 5
Invhe(      E       Conditions ................................         . 9
hoosing  the  A )  )r i e  Facility  Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1y 'j s  ()I  13i( ; N( l (  F,i( iI.ties  ....  . . .  .  .  .   .  .  .   .  .   .  .  .  .  .   .  .  .
Inventory  of  xisting  Conditions. . . . . .    . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . 9
I'l s"  fo r I1m1 rop \ '1tl(, ls  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ...  .  .  . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  10
S lction    (I  3 icycl e  F cility  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... .... . .  . . . .  . .  .   . . . . .. 10
.Il i    Slo.(      . I(  . . ....   ................ .  .. . . . .  . .  . .. .  .  1 6
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wis'.)1 n  Sir(., ,allk<  s (,s  Signed  Bikew ays  . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .  .  .  .  20
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Bike  Lanes  .  . . .       ...  .........  ..  .  .... .  .  ... . . .. . 22
Bike  Lane W idths  ....  ....... . .... . .  .............  .   . .... . 22
Bike  Lanes at Intersections  . . . . . . . . .......  .  .  .  . . ........ ........ 25
Bike  Lanes and  Turning  Lanes  .......... ....... .  . .  .  ........ . 25
Bike  Lane  Symbol Guidelines  . . . . . ....   . .  . . . . .  . . . .  .  .  .  .  .  .   . 31
Shared  U se  Paths  . . .......  .  .  . . ..... ..............................   33
Separation Between Shared Use Paths and Roadways ................ 33
W idth  and  Clearance  ....... . . . . . .....  . . . . . . . .  .  .   . . . . .   35
D esign  Speed  ............ ......... . . ...... .. ..... ........  . 36
Horizontal Alignm ent  . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . ....... ... .  . . . . .  . 37
G rade  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .............  .  .  .  .  .  . .   .   .   .  .  .  .  39
Sight Distance  ........... . . . . . . .  . . . .  .  .  .  ........ .  .. . ..  .  .. . 40
Path  Roadway  Intersections  . . . . . . . . . . . .  .  .  .  .   .  .  .   .  .  .  .  .   .  46
Other Intersection Design Issues ............... . ..... . .  .  .... .  50
Signing  and  Marking  .........  .  .  . . .  .  . . . . ............. .   . . . . 53
Pavement Structure  ........ .  .. .  .   . . . . ......   .  .  .  . .  ... . .  .  .   . ..54
Structures  .  ..................  ....  . . . . . . . . . . .  .  . . . . 55
D rainage  ..........  .  .  .  ............  .  .  .  .  .  .  ... .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  56
Lighting  .  .  . .   .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ..  . .  .....  .   57
Restriction of Motor Vehicle Traffic .. ... . .. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . . 57
Undesirability of Sidewalks as Shared Use Paths ............ . . .. ... 58
Shared Use with Motorbikes, Horses and Snowmobiles ...... ...... 58
Other Design  Considerations . ................... ......... . . . . . . . . .  . 60
Railroad  Crossings . ....... . . . .. .  ... .............. .. . . .  . .  .  60
Bicycles on  Freeways  .. .... .......... .......... ......... ..  ......... . . . .60
Bicycle Facilities through Interchange Areas . . . ..... .  . .  .  .   ....... . .62
Bicycles at Modern Roundabouts ................  ........ .... .. .64
Traffic  Signals  ............... ................... ............ . 64
O bstruction  M arkings  . . . . . . . . .................. . . . . . . . . . . . .  . 67
Bicycle Parking Facilities .... . . . . . . . . . .... .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . .67
Additional Bicycle  Amenities  ............... .  .... . . . .  .  ..  .  ......  .  ... 68
Accessibility  Requirements  ........................... . . . .  .  .   . 69
Chapter 3 OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE ........................... 73
A PPEN D IX  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . .  .  . . .  .  . . .  .  . .  . .  .  . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . .  .  ..... 75
Review  of Legal Status   ....... .  . .. . . .. . . . . . .. .. . . . . .  .  . .  .  .  .  ....... 75
REFEREN C ES  .  .......... .. . .......  .  . .  . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ......... .   .  .  . .  .  .  .  . 77



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Bicycle trails Design and construction, Roads Design and construction, Bicycle lanes Design and construction Handbook, manual, etc