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Do curb extensions reduce speeds?
A single traffic calming treatment may be inadequate to reduce speeds, especially if education and enforcement are absent from the mix. It's the cumulative effect of a host of traffic calming techniques that makes a difference. ...more >
What are the issues where a trail crosses a road?
The safety goal at any crossroad is that users on crossing approaches become aware of the intersection sufficiently in advance to prepare as necessary and make their crossings in an ordered and predictable sequence that avoids conflict and crashes. ...more >
What is a median?
Medians are raised barriers in the center portion of the street or roadway that can serve as a landing place for pedestrians who cross a street midblock or at an intersection location. They may provide space for trees and other landscaping. ...more >
What is a roundabout?
A roundabout is a circular intersection. Traffic maneuvers around the circle in a counterclockwise direction, and then turns right onto the desired street. All traffic yields to motorists in the roundabout and left- ...more >
What is traffic calming?
Traffic calming measures can be used in neighborhoods and local streets to slow motor vehicle traffic through horizontal and vertical deflections. Some examples of traffic calming measures include speed tables, ...more >
What is a public right-of-way?
Answer: A public right-of-way is the strip of land on which infrastructure such as highways, railroads or power lines are built. The right-of-way is owned by a public jurisdiction and includes the area where sidewalks are built and traffic signs are posted. ...more >
I'd like to see colored bike lanes in my community. What color should we use and what impact with they have?
Many European countries use colored bike lanes to demarcate space for bicyclists and to draw motorists' attention to the bike lanes. The Danes use blue, the Dutch use red, the British use red or green, ...more >
Is it true that trails and bike paths are more dangerous than roads?
There's an oft-quoted statistic that riding on a bike paths is 2.6 times more dangerous than riding on the road. The number comes from a 1974 masters thesis study of adult cyclists that was used by author John Forester in his book & ...more >
Are bicyclists allowed to ride on the road?
Yes! In all 50 states, bicyclists are either considered vehicles or have the same rights and responsibilities as the operator of a motor vehicle. In general, bicyclists are legally allowed to ride their bikes on all public roads unless they have been specifically excluded, ...more >
How safe is it to bicycle on interstates?
A study of the nearly 4,000 bicycle fatalities in the United States between 1994 and 1998 found that seven bicyclists were killed on rural interstates. All seven riders were riding in the travel lane rather than on the shoulder. ...more >