Safe Accommodation of Bicyclists on High-Speed Roadways in Maryland

This study investigated bicycle infrastructure design options and treatments to facilitate safe accommodation of bicyclists on high-speed roadways. The bicycle safety research literature, design guidelines from federal, state, and international highway agencies, and interviews with experts and bicyclist groups were among the information sources used. A design called “rumble-buffered” bike lane was proposed and its application to example sites was described. The treatments presented in this report can help mitigate the inherent hazards to bicyclists associated with limited separation from motor vehicles where separated facilities are infeasible.

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
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    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    1173 Glenn Martin Hall
    College Park, MD  United States  20742

    National Transportation Center at Maryland

    1124 Glenn Martin Hall
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD  United States  20742

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration

    707 N. Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
  • Authors:
    • Schonfeld, Paul
    • Miller-Hooks, Elise
    • Zhao, Kai
    • Conrad, David
  • Publication Date: 2016-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 54p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01666303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTC2015- SP509B4H, MD-16-SHA-UM-4-06
  • Contract Numbers: SP509B4H
  • Created Date: Mar 13 2018 10:13AM