The bicycle as a mode of transportation and recreation has attracted wide attention in recent years. The incidence of bicycle/motor vehicle accidents has increased dramatically with increasing bicycle usage and is largely due to the careless behavior or lack of understanding on the part of bicyclists themselves. Increased efforts to provide: (1) Education in safe riding technique; and (2) a higher level of traffic law enforcement are the key elements in diminishing bicycle/motor vehicle accidents. Construction of separate paths for bicycles, although desirable, is not generally feasible because of cost and the limited availability of rights-of-way. In general, providing adequate outside lane and shoulder width on the existing or proposed streets and highways to accommodate both bicycles and motor vehicles on a shared-use basis is the most practical and cost effective option available. Minimum outside lane widths and clearances to fixed objects are given for various conditions of traffic.

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  • Accession Number: 00130860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11729 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM