BTS Oregon City Bike Safety ImprovementsPresentation Transcript
Oregon CityBicycle Safety Improvements
Sharrows added along Main St from 10th to 15th St.• Sharrows encourage safe passing of bicyclists by motorists.• Reduces incidents of “Dooring” by encouraging bicyclists to use the middle of the lane when parallel parking exists in both directions of two-way travel on narrow streets.• Assists bicyclists with lateral positioning in lanes that are too narrow for a motor vehicle and a bicycle to travel side by side within the same travel lane.• Reduce incidences of wrong-way bicycling
Looking from 10th St. towards TriMet
Looking from Main St. & 13th St. towards 14th St.
Singer HillNarrow Lanes: Bicycle travel is slow in the uphill lane
Molalla Avenue Travelling South Between Beverly Dr and Beavercreek Rd• Bicyclists traveling south on Molalla Ave. from Beverly Dr. face the sudden ending of their bike lane and forced to travel in either the through or right turn travel lanes approaching the intersection at Warner-Milne Rd. and Molalla Ave.• After continuing on through the intersection the lane widths become narrower in front of Hilltop Mall to just before the intersection at Molalla Ave. and Beavercreek Rd.• Share-the-Road mentality between bicyclists and motor vehicle operators is encouraged in this corridor.
Signage added to warn drivers and cyclists of abrupt ending to bicycle lane.
Approaching the intersection the bicyclists will use the right thru/turn lane as theirtravel lane
Motorists are encouraged to be aware of bicyclists in the narrower lanes as trafficmoves through the intersection at Molalla and Warner-Milne.
Molalla Avenue Traveling North from Beavercreek Rd. towards Beverly Dr.• Bicyclists traveling along Molalla Ave. heading north reach a point in front of the entrance to Hilltop Mall where their bike lane ends.• Approaching the intersection at Molalla Ave. and Warner- Milne Rd., fog line striping provides refuge for the cyclist to wait at the intersection.• Proceeding through the intersection the bicyclist and motorist face a quick traffic merge with continuing north bound traffic (“pinch point”).• Share-the-Road mentality is promoted here also where traffic lanes are narrow (no bike lane) and traffic merging occurs.
Warning to bicyclists and motorists that the bike lane will be ending upon passing throughthe intersection.
Signage added to promote awareness now that the bike lane has ended uponpassing through the lighted intersection for the entrance to Hilltop Mall.
Small section of fog line added to the approach at the intersection of Molalla Ave andWarner-Milne Rd. Lane width between the entrance Intersection to Hilltop Mall up toHilltop Ave is narrow but right at this intersection it is approximately 14 ft wide so the fogline is effective in providing some refuge.
Share-the-Road signage placed to encourage awareness of bicyclists in the roadwaywhile motorists are attempting their merge movements.