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When should bicyclists ride on the sidewalk?
In general, bicyclists are better off using the road rather than the sidewalk. However, there may be times even confident cyclists sometimes choose to ride on the sidewalk because there is simply no safe place for them on the roadway. ...more >
What are best practices for bike parking?
Bicycle parking includes any type of facility for securely storing a bicycle on a short or long-term basis, from a simple bicycle rack located outdoors to secure, high-capacity indoor bicycle parking facilities. ...more >
How safe do people feel bicycling?
The Omnibus Survey completed for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics in February 2003 asked all respondents how safe they felt using different modes of transport. When asked, "How satisfied are you with how your local community is designed for making bike riding safe? ...more >
How can we make bicycle/pedestrian connections in cul-de-sac developments?
Safe and convenient bicycle and pedestrian travel options and connectivity are crucial to building an efficient, functional, sustainable transportation system. Culs-de-sac can create barriers to such a system. ...more >
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a road diet?
The road diet is a relatively new concept. Many roadways have been overbuilt to keep pace with increases in automobile travel but some roadways actually perform worse with the additional lanes. A road diet solves this problem by removing unneeded lanes or narrowing existing travel lanes to reallocate space for other needs ( ...more >
Do roundabouts work for bicycles and pedestrians?
Modern roundabouts by their design require motorists to slow down typically to less than 25 mph (40 km/h), and preferably 15 mph (25 km/h) to proceed through the intersection. The literature shows that, ...more >
Back-in angle parking: what is it, and when and where is it most effective?
Back-in angle parking provides motorists with better vision of bicyclists, pedestrians, cars and trucks as they exit a parking space and enter moving traffic. Back-in angle parking also eliminates the risk that is present in parallel parking situations, ...more >
Can separate bicycle facilities (shared use paths) be built within interstate rights-of-way?
Yes. The Federal Highway Administration issued Guidance on Bicycle and Pedestrian Provisions of the Federal-aid Program on February 24, 1999, which states: "Shared use paths along Interstate corridors are eligible for the use of National Highway System ( ...more >
How much do bicycle and pedestrian facilities cost?
The cost of bicycle and pedestrian facilities varies greatly depending on the current cost of materials, rights-of-way needs, and topographic site features. Comprehensive cost information, as well as important considerations in choosing and installing facilities are found in PEDSAFE and BIKESAFE . ...more >
Do bicycle lanes improve safety for bicyclists?
The overall safety of on-street bicycle lanes is a highly debated topic. Those in favor of bike lanes argue that they improve safety because they encourage cyclists to ride in the correct direction, ...more >