Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials


This guide, published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), provides guidance on planning and designing bicycle facilities. Chapter 1 identifies different types of users and facilities, and gives factors to consider when selecting facility types and locations. Chapter 2 contains design guidelines for various types of bicycle facilities: shared roadways, signed shared roadways, bike lanes, and shared use paths. Chapter 3 briefly discusses operation and maintenance. The Appendix describes the legal status of bicycles according to the Uniform Vehicle Code.

To order a copy of this Guide, contact AASHTO: http://www.aashto.org

Filed in: Engineering, Promoting Walking and Bicycling, Plans and Policies

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