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  • 1.  bike/pedestrian operations in urban streets

    Posted 04-18-2017 04:36 PM

    Does anyone have information on bike/ped operations best practices or examples or lessons learned from cities around the county? I'm really interested in starting a discussion on any key items that would be critical in improving bike/ped operations in urban streets.


    Majed Al-Ghandour Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
    Manager - Engineering Manager
    Raleigh NC

  • 2.  RE: bike/pedestrian operations in urban streets

    Posted 04-19-2017 09:36 AM
    The FHWA Bicycle and Pedestrian Program website has a wealth of information and links to State DOT Coordinators who can give you information and contacts in cities that have model programs.

    Allen Masuda P.E., M.ASCE
    Plainfield IL

  • 3.  RE: bike/pedestrian operations in urban streets

    Posted 04-19-2017 09:36 AM
    There are a couple of few good transportation manuals that discuss this topic. 

    • AASHTO - Guide for the Planning, Design and Operations of Pedestrian Facilities
    • AASHTO - Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities
    • NACTO - Urban Bikeway Design Guide
    The challenge is to determine the most critical mode to favor in each application.

    James Bowling A.M.ASCE
    Kent OH

  • 4.  RE: bike/pedestrian operations in urban streets

    Posted 04-19-2017 04:34 PM
    It might be worth looking for examples outside the US, but I guess it depends on your what you want to accomplish. If your goal is creating vibrant, productive, inviting spaces, look to shared space or car-free examples in Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Japan, England and many other countries. If, on the other hand, your goal is nominally considering pedestrians and bicyclists without questioning private automobiles as the default mode of travel, there is no shortage of examples from the United States. The results of pursuing the latter might be rather underwhelming, though the latter may be more politically feasible than the former.

    Tel Jensen S.M.ASCE
    Woodland WA