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  • This two-lane road accommodates motorized traffic and bicyclists who are comfortable sharing the lane. Pedestrians and cyclists are welcome on the shared use path that runs parallel to the road.Photo: Dan Burden, Walkable and Livable Communities Institute
  • Hamburg, NY's main street is welcoming to all users. Wide sidewalks, curb extensions, and well-marked crosswalks help pedestrians travel to the various businesses along the street. On-street parking gives those traveling by car easy access. Colored pavement narrows the travel lane, keeping speeds at an appropriate level.
  • Cyclists on an off-road bike trail easily cross pedestrian and automobile areas thanks to good striping, curb cuts, and signals.
  • Before its road diet, Charlotte's East Boulevard was a four-lane, undivided road, that carried over 20,000 per day! Now, East Blvd--with its bike lanes, center turn lane, and curb ramps--is a complete street. Photo: Charmeck.org

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  • Bicycle friendly in DFW
    How bike friendly programs can benefit
    North Texas communities
    Mansfield Rotary Club
    October 26, 2010
    Marc Mumby, President
    BikeDFW
    www.bikedfw.org
  • What does “bike friendly” mean?
    A bicycle friendly community welcomes cyclists by providing safe accommodation for cycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation
    Increased bicycling is part of a larger trend toward urban renewal and livable cities.
    Bicyclists are an indicator of a healthy, vibrant community that offers improved quality of life for families
    2
  • Benefits to communities
    Improved environment
    Reduced congestion
    Increase public safety
    Enhance recreational opportunities
    Improve public health
    Save city funds
    It’s green
    3
  • Transportation
    Recreation
    Air quality
    Livable communities
    Habitat preservation
    Storm water management
    4
    Bike facilities serve multiple objectives
  • Bicycle tourism
    Fund raising rides and rallies
    Local bike industry contributes to economy
    5
    Benefits to local economies
  • Home buyers want quality of life
    Businesses want quality of life for employees
    Biking and walking facilities are strong indicators for quality of life
    6
    Improved quality of life promotes economic development
  • What’s involved?
    People with vision and commitment
    Community support
    A Bike Plan
    Adoption of Bike Plan into thecity Master Plan
    Implementation
    7
  • Shared-use paths
    Photo: Dan Burden, Walkable and Livable Communities Institute
    Pedestrians and cyclists use a shared path that parallels the road
    8
  • 9
    Bike lanes
  • 10
    Cycle tracks
    A bike lane physically separated from vehicle lanes and sidewalks
  • 11
    Cycle tracks
    A cycle track on 9th Avenue in New York City
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    Shared lanes
    Photo: Bike Pittsburgh
    A shared lane arrow (sharrow)
  • Complete Streets Initiatives
    Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users.
    Pedestrians
    Bicyclists
    Motorists
    Transit riders
    Creating complete streets means transportation agencies must change their orientation toward building primarily for cars.
    Instituting a complete streets policy ensures that transportation agencies routinely design and operate the entire right of way to enable safe access for all users.
    Complete Streets policies adopted by 24 state governments
    13
  • Complete streets
    Welcoming to all users
    photo by Dan Burden, Walkable & Livable Communities Institute
    Main Street, Hamburg, New York
    14
  • Complete streets
    Easy negotiation of intersections - good striping, curbs, and signals
    A multi-modal intersection
    15
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    Road diets
  • Road diets
    Photo: Charmeck.org
    Formerly a busy four-lane road, Charlotte, NC
    17
  • Bike friendly policies and complete streets initiatives improve the quality of life in our communities
    When done properly, bike facilities provide an economic benefit
    Lots of options for bike-friendly facilities
    18
    Conclusions
  • BikeDFW – www.bikedfw.org
    NCTCOG – www.nctcog.org/trans/sustdev
    Bike Texas – www.biketexas.org
    League of American Bicyclists – www.bikeleague.org
    Complete Streets Coalition – www.completestreets.org
    Rails to Trails Conservancy – www.railtrails.org
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    Resources