Design of Bicycle Facilities - Buffered Bike Lanes (RV-11358AW)
In the past 10 years the United States has experienced an 80% increase in the use of bicycles as a mode of transportation. While in contrast, there has only been a 5% increase in the use of motor vehicles. For this reason, more and more cities are developing robust bicycle transportation networks.
One of the key elements being used to improve bicycle transportation networks is the construction of buffered bike lanes. Key planning and design considerations for buffered bike lanes will be reviewed through this course. Engineers, Architects, Contractors and other professionals from the A/E industry will learn design guidelines for elements that form part of buffered bike lanes and that support their implementation, such as traffic separator options, mid-block crossings and intersection accommodations.
Health, Safety and Welfare
1) Use three planning considerations for the implementation of buffered bike lanes that safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the public.
2) Identify the three key elements that need to be considered for choosing locations for buffered bike lanes.
3) Design buffered bike lanes through a four step process.
4) Select at least three different elements that can be used to separate bike lanes from vehicular traffic.
5) Include at least 2 safety features in buffered bike lane designs that enhance the operations at midblock locations.
6) Include at least 2 safety features in buffered bike lane designs that enhance the operations at roadway intersections.
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