CYCLIST BEHAVIOR AT SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS

This study seeks to determine cyclist behavior patterns at signalized intersection approaches. These behavior patterns indicate which types of bicycle traffic regulators are most likely to reduce bicycle-motor vehicle conflicts. Cyclist behavior was recorded during February 1977 in Tempe, Arizona, at nine intersections, which were selected for their various bicycle facilities. Three approaches are classified according to the type of push-button traffic signal available and the existence of a bike lane. The rate of use of the three types of push buttons--standard, cyclist, and cyclist-pedestrian--are compared. The effect on push button use by the presence of motor vehicles in analyzed by type of intersection. Cyclist queuing patterns at the intersections, the use of pedestrian crosswalks by cyclists, and cyclist delay caused by vehicles turning right at the intersection were also studied. Cyclist push buttons are used most frequently and induce the majority of the cyclists to stop in the most suitable queue area. Painted bike lanes have no effect on the rate of use of push buttons are the use of the safest queue area. Cyclists are willing to use the crosswalk provided it is not too far from their route of travel. /Authors/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 34-39
  • Monograph Title: Road user information needs, pedestrian movement and bicycle travel patterns
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196663
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028280
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-026 725
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM