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Advisory Bike Lanes in North America

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Advisory Bike Lanes in North America

  1. 1. TREC Friday Seminar Series Advisory Bike Lanes in North America Michael Williams
  2. 2. • EDUCATION B.S. Computer Science M.S. Electrical Engineering M.S. Civil Engineering • EXPERIENCE R&D – Biomedical Engineering Public Works General Contracting, California Volunteer Activist/Engineer for Active Transportation • INTERESTS Road Diets Roundabouts Advisory Bike Lanes • Michael Williams Your Speaker
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  4. 4. 3 Courtesy Toronto Star
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  6. 6. 5 Courtesy Alta Planning + Design
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  9. 9. 8 Courtesy drivinginstructorblog.com
  10. 10. 7 Courtesy Michael Williams
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  14. 14. 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 Average Daily Traffic (ADT) ADT of ABLs
  15. 15. 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 Length (Feet) Length of ABLs
  16. 16. 0 5 10 15 20 25 Center Lane Width (Feet) Center Lane Width of ABLs
  17. 17. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 9 9 10 14 14.5 15 17 17 18 17 215.5 10 10 9.2 10 10 10 10 10 12 10 ABL Width (Feet) Total Width of ABLs CENTER LANE WIDTH (FT) 2 * BIKE LANE WIDTH (FT)
  18. 18. Bike Lane Pavement Markings 7 used normal bike lane markings, 2 used shared lane markings (sharrows), and 2 used none. Posted Speed Limit 4 – 30 MPH 7 – 25 MPH Additional Summary Data
  19. 19. 12 Courtesy bikewalkmove.org Bloomington, IN Pop. 83,000 • Short connector for bicycle network • Widening not possible • No public outreach performed Courtesy City of Bloomington, IN
  20. 20. 12 Courtesy bikewalkmove.org Burlington, VT Pop. 42,000 • Short connector for bicycle network • On-street parking was moved into park at end of road • Wide center lane (~18’) generated protest from bicyclists – ambiguous zone Courtesy Street Plan Collaborative
  21. 21. 12 Courtesy bikewalkmove.org Hanover, NH Pop. 11,000 • Provided facility for both pedestrians and bicyclists • Reduced speeding issues and vehicle volumes • Increased pedestrian and bicycle volumes Photo Courtesy Street Plan Collaborative
  22. 22. 12 Courtesy bikewalkmove.org Minneapolis, MN Pop. 400,000 • Bicycle network needed a connector but removal of parking not possible • Urban setting and high vehicle volumes, approx. 5,000 ADT • Lots of public outreach to parties along the street and bicycle community Photo Courtesy Street Plan CollaborativeCourtesy bikewalkmove.org
  23. 23. 12 Courtesy bikewalkmove.org Ottawa, ON Pop. 883,000 • Used as interim facility until road was re-built • Large, temporary sign used for familiarization • Bike lanes were hatched to warn cyclists of door zones Photo Courtesy Street Plan CollaborativeCourtesy bikewalkmove.orgCourtesy Kate Whitfield Courtesy Justin SwanCourtesy Justin Swan Courtesy Kate Whitfield
  24. 24. 12 Courtesy bikewalkmove.org
  25. 25. 13 Courtesy City of Ottawa
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  27. 27. 15 Courtesy bikewalkmove.org
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  30. 30. 19 Courtesy dailyherald.com
  31. 31. 18 Courtesy forwearemany.com
  32. 32. • Human Nature • Awareness • Sight Distance Criterion • Legislative Uncertainty • Lane Widths & Ambiguous Zone • Facility Selection Criteria • ADA Issues as Sidewalk Challenges
  33. 33. 20 Courtesy Richard Sparks Advisory Bike Lanes • Provide bicycle facilities on narrow roads: 20-30’ • Successful up to 5,000 ADT • Can provide “sidewalks” and traffic calming • Inexpensive • Reduces Maintenance
  34. 34. 20 Courtesy Richard Sparks @bikepedx advisorybikelanes.com michaelwilliams@altaplanning.com THANK YOU!
  35. 35. List of American and Canadian Advisory Bike Lane Installations as of September, 2017 # CITY STREET NAME 1 Alexandria, VA Potomac Greens Drive 2 Bloomington, IN East 7th Street 3 Boulder, CO Harvard Lane 4 Burlington, VT Flynn Avenue 5 Cambridge, MA Irving Street & Scott Street 6 Cambridge, MA Lakeview Avenue 7 Edina, MN 54th Street 8 Edina, MN (removed) Wooddale Avenue (removed) 9 Hanover, NH Valley Road 10 Minneapolis, MN East 14th/Grant Street 11 Ottawa, ON, Canada Somerset Street East 12 Sandpoint, ID Oak Street 13 Grand Rapids, MI Jefferson Ave SE 14 Yarmouth, ME Morton Rd 15 Minneapolis, MN West 46th Street 16 Minneapolis, MN East 54th Street 17 Scarborough, ME Eastern Rd

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