GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPING RURAL BIKE ROUTES

In an effort to assist in steering local area bicycle programs into coordinated rural bike route development and allow for priority decision-making on types, classes and locations of such routes, general information is presented on the use of the bicycle on (the past, present and future activity) bike route and facilities development. Terms used in Wisconsin are defined and the role of the bicycle in U.S. highway development is examined. Recreation and transportation bicycle usage is reviewed, and current bike routing in Wisconsin is described. DNR and DOT planning efforts are outlined. Comments are made on general aspects of bicycle safety. The second part of this report presents guidelines which focus on physical design to promote safety and utility of bike routes. The different aspects of planning for bike routes are considered and include organization, inventories, trip generation, safety, forecasting and plan development. Warrants for bike route types are considered as well as design values, construction construction and element costs for bike route types, marking and signing, and safety aspects. Financing, control, maintenance and enforcement are discussed. Comments are made on support facilities as well as the Wisconsin Rustic Roads Act of 1973. Information is given on the location of statewide planning and design assistance.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM