Daily Archives: September 24, 2010

More bike lane research

Darren Flusche of the League of American Cyclists has compiled a good list of bike lane studies and posted it to the listserve for the Associationof Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.  When I get my own computer back from the dead (it’s going in for some serious technical assistance to deal with viruses, corruption and my antiquated technology), I’ll dig in and talk more about the lessons learned and post some new pics and ideas – lots to report from the Pro Walk – Pro bike conference last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In the meantime, try some of the links Darren has assembled on bike lanes and safety issues.  While there continues to be a cadre of dedicated ideologues who oppose bicycle specific infrastructure treatments to improve the safety and appeal of our transportation systems for cycling, the growing body of research is demonstrating that additions of bike lanes and other designs to support cycling are working.  Accept no substitutes.

Here’s Darren’s impressive list:

A few bike lane studies

Texas lane width study – impact on lane positioning

http://www.utexas.edu/news/2006/09/18/engineering/

http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5157_1.pdf

Moritz adult bicyclists and RDI – relative danger index

http://www.bicyclinglife.com/Library/Moritz2.htm

Cambridge, Hampshire Street – impact on lane positioning

http://www.cambridgema.gov/cdd/et/bike/bike_hamp_study.pdf

Jennifer Dill, Commuting in Cities – overall impact on use

http://www.contextsensitivesolutions.org/content/reading/bicycle-commuting/resources/4542-bicycle-commuting-and-facilities-in-major-us-cities/

Florida Red Shoulder Study – impact on lane positioning

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/safety/ped_bike/handbooks_and_research/research/redstudy.pdf

Portland Blue Bike Lane study – impact on intersection behavior

http://www.industrializedcyclist.com/bluebikelane.pdf

Ft Lauderdale Bike Lane Adjacent to Parking – impact on lane positioning

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/safety/ped_bike/handbooks_and_research/research/ftlaud.pdf

Broward County WCL Conversions – impact on lane positioning

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/research-center/Completed_Proj/Summary_SF/FDOT_0510809_BA784_rpt.pdf

San Francisco bike lane studies – various evaluations

http://www.sfmta.com/cms/rbikes/3172.html

Hunter et al, 1999 bike lane versus wide curb lane – comparison of facilities

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tfhrc/safety/pubs/99035/99035.pdf

Bicycle Forum 47 – bike lanes on 44 foot streets – what different cities do

http://www.bikeplan.com/narrow.htm

Some general stuff

http://www.ci.cambridge.ma.us/CDD/et/bike/bike_lanes.html#implanes

http://www.bicyclinginfo.org/engineering/facilities-bikelanes.cfm

Bike lane design information

Chicago

http://www.activelivingresources.org/assets/chicagosbikelanedesignguide.pdf

Davis Bike Plan

http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pw/pdfs/2006_BikePlan_withMaps.pdf

FHWA university course

http://www.tfhrc.gov/safety/pedbike/pubs/05085/chapt15.htm

http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/PED_BIKE/univcourse/swless20.htm

 Florida

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/safety/ped_bike/handbooks_and_research/bhchpt4.pdf

Minnesota DOT

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bike/pdfs/Chapter%204%20On-Road%20Bikeways%20(Web).pdf

Oregon design guide

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BIKEPED/docs/bp_plan_2_ii.pdf

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BIKEPED/docs/OBP_Plan/Chapter_1_On-road_bikeways.pdf

Seattle, bike plan chapter

http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/docs/bmp/AppendixF.pdf

Vermont

http://www.aot.state.vt.us/progdev/Documents/LTF/FinalPedestrianAndBicycleFacility/Chap4.pdf

Washington DC

http://www.ddot.dc.gov/ddot/cwp/view,a,1245,q,640118,ddotNav_GID,1761,ddotNav,|34416|.asp

Washington State

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/EESC/Design/DesignManual/desEnglish/1020-E.pdf

Bike Boulevards

http://www.sccrtc.org/bikes/TechTransfer_BicycleBlvds.pdf

 Melbourne:

 Daff and Barton, 2005, Marking Melbourne’s Arterial Roads to Assist Cyclists http://trafficincident.org/annualmeeting/SamplePaper.pdf