Bicycle Facility Toolkit

Additional site specific considerations may include traffic control devices, such as but not limited to:

  • Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon
  • Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon
  • Raised Crosswalk
  • Bike Box
  • Pedestrian Signals
  • Bicycle Signals

Notes:

  • All recommended facilities will require project specific engineering evaluation once identified for implementation.
  • All traffic control devices located on public rights-of-way must comply with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Trail

Trail

A facility physically separated from traffic and primarily intended for recreational use. Trails provide active transportation routes to parks and public places.

Way Separate Bike Lane

Two-Way Separated Bike Lane

A two-way bike lane along a roadway vertically separated from motor vehicle traffic by a barrier curb, flex-posts, and/or parking. May be at sidewalk or street level or intermediate height. Design exception for curbing will be required for any project using federal funds.

Way Separate Bike Lane

One-Way Separated Bike Lane

A one-way bike lane along a roadway vertically separated from motor vehicle traffic by a curb, flex-posts, and/or parking. Design exception for curbing will be required for any project using federal funds.

Buffered Bike Lane

Buffered Bike Lane

A bike lane with a painted buffer to increase space between bicycle riders and hazards such as passing traffic and car doors.

Green Bike Lane

Green Bike Lanes

Used to increase visibility of bicyclists in potential conflict areas (e.g., at intersections)

Bike Lane

Bicycle Lanes

An on-street bicycle facility designated by striping, signing, and pavement markings. Bike lanes are separated from travel lane by a solid white line.

Advisory Bike Lane

Advisory Bike Lanes

Used where the width of a two-way street is too narrow for a standard bicycle lane. Most appropriate on streets with low traffic volumes. FHWA approval will be required for experimental use at specific locations.

Bike Boulevards

Bicycle Boulevards

A street (on non-state owned routes) with low motorized traffic volumes and speeds, designated and designed to give bicyclists travel priority. Usually include traffic calming features to reduce speeds.

Bike Lane

Shared Lane Markings

Also referred to as "sharrows," shared lane markings provide wayfinding guidance to bicyclists and alert drivers that bicyclists are likely to be operating in mixed traffic.