EFFECT OF BICYCLE LANE USAGE ON VEHICLES IN THE ADJACENT LANE

This paper presents an approach for investigating the effect of bicycles in a bicycle lane on the characteristics of the traffic stream in the adjacent lane. Previous work related to this subject is reviewed, and a possible model to analyze the impact of bicycles on level of service is proposed. The model uses the difference in vehicle speed with and without the presence of bicycles. The application of this model to capacity analysis is discussed, and a program of expansion and testing is recommended. The method of data collection employed is presented. A limited data set from a field study is analyzed, and the results are tested for statistical significance. The results of this analysis indicate that there is a measurable reduction in speeds with bicycles present and reinforce the need for further study. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 51-56
  • Monograph Title: Pedestrian controls, bicycle facilities, driver research, and system safety
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  • Accession Number: 00173107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026571
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM