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Bike Lane Design Guide

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has teamed up with the City of Chicago and the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation to publish a 48-page guide to signing, striping and marking bike lanes on city streets. The guide contains 35 full-page technical drawings of street layouts, striping patterns, signs, and street markings that show how the City of Chicago installs bike lanes on streets as narrow as 44 feet wide with parking on both sides. The guide includes detailed information on how to address intersections, bus stops, and other tricky situations.

The Guide also features 6 pages of answers to frequently asked questions about bike lanes, a description of how the design guide was developed, and information about how your city�s standards might differ from Chicago. The end result is a report that addresses every reason, fear, excuse, or other barrier to getting bike lanes on your city�s streets.

Download the Guide now (PDF format - 1,216 kb)

Information about other on-street and separate path facilities for bicyclists can be found within the Design and Engineering section. The PBIC has also published a guide to assist you in choosing the appropriate facility for any given street or traffic situation. Click here to see the Bicycle Facility Selection Guide.

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