Sidepath Application Criteria Development for Bicycle Use

This project included a crash analysis, resident survey, the development of a practitioner guide titled “Sidepath Intersection and Crossing Treatment Guide” (the Guide), and the development of educational materials for Michigan practitioners and residents. An in-depth crash analysis was performed to understand the impacts of design, land use, traffic volumes, speeds, and other relevant variables on crash risks for bicyclists on sidepaths to characterize bicycle crashes in two Michigan Counties. An address-based survey (n=351) was conducted in fall 2016 to investigate attitudes toward bicycling among drivers and bicyclists, bicycling habits, barriers to bicycling, and roadway design preferences regarding bicycle infrastructure in Michigan. Using the results from the preference survey and the crash analysis, the team developed the Guide to lay out a straight-forward process for integrating best practices in sidepath design into a proposed roadway project. Five informational sheets were developed for distribution to drivers, bicyclists, and practitioners summarizing the findings of the crash analysis and best practices for driving and bicycling behaviors around sidepaths.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 43p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01676956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPR-1675
  • Contract Numbers: 2016-0274
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2018 1:38PM