In an effort to cut pollution and to reduce parking requirements, the city of Seattle has started construction of about 20 miles of bikeways on existing roadway and has come up with some unique design features. A Demonstration Bikeway Program was initiated which tested nationally used and new techniques of bikeway design. A Bicycle Spot-Safety Improvement Program has also been initiated. The novel bikeway design features include the placement of the bikeway adjacent to the median; this placement moved the point of conflict closer to the intersection where the motorists attention would normally be concentrated. Bikeway placement must minimize the impediment to left-turning motorists. Where the possibility of a designated bicycle lane is eliminated, signing is used to establish the bicycle as having preference to motor vehicles on the entire roadway. Strong yellow/green boundary line paint was chosen to draw the attention of motorists.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Theisen, R D
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 30-31
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128565
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1981 12:00AM