ON-ROAD IMPROVEMENTS FOR BICYCLISTS IN MARYLAND

With the decrease of highway revenues, funds are not available to construct a large system of conventional bicycle routes that are separate from motor-vehicle lanes. The new transportation system management approach to transportation planning places emphasis on efficient use of the existing highway network rather than its expansion. For these reasons, it is now necessary to treat the bicycle as a design vehicle in the design and maintenance of highways without the construction of separate facilities for bicyclists. Three types of low-cost, on-road types of improvements for bicyclists implemented in Baltimore County, Maryland, are discussed: (a) wide curb lanes that provide additional width in the right-most lane by slightly narrowing adjacent lanes, (b) smooth shoulders that facilitate bicycle travel on existing roads, and (c) parking changes that provide more room on the street for bicyclists and increase sight distance for bicyclists and motorists. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 37-44
  • Monograph Title: DRIVER PERFORMANCE, PASSENGER SAFETY DEVICES, AND THE BICYCLIST
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315357
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029953
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-029 546
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1984 12:00AM