The bicycle program of the North Carolina Department of Transportation has initiated a unique project called "bicycling highways" to develop a statewide bicycle route system on existing roads of the state's primary and secondary highway system. The purpose of the project is to provide some measure of safety for cyclists. Although no roadway where automobile and bicycle mix will ever be totally safe, many highways, unknown to the majority of people, are relatively safe for bicycling due to their low traffic volume and good roadway conditions. By linking these roads throughout the state and providing detailed route information, a safer environment is expected for all. This paper describes the methodology undertaken in the selection of highways, survey techniques, inforamtion gathering procedures, map drafting, and reproduction. The resulting maps and narrative provide a very usable and information product, which requires only small amounts of money and resources. /Authors/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps;
  • Pagination: pp 47-53
  • Monograph Title: Road user information needs, pedestrian movement and bicycle travel patterns
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196665
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028280
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-026 725
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM