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prowalk probike
ProWalk/ProBike

Revamping Cycle

Design Guidelines

with New Innovations

Presented by:

Tom Bertulis, PE

Engineering Manager

Cycling Scotland

September 6, 2006

presentation outline
Presentation Outline
  • Part I: Background to the Guidelines
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Presentation Outline
  • Part I: Background to the Guidelines
  • Part II: Changes to the Guidelines
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Presentation Outline
  • Part I: Background to the Guidelines
  • Part II: Changes to the Guidelines
  • Part III: New Innovations
part i
Part I

Background to the Guidelines

manual for streets
Manual for Streets

Guidelines on Urban Design

Manual

for

Streets

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Cycle Friendly Infrastructure (CFI)

  • First published in 1996
  • “Time for an update!”
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My role was:
    • as a consultant
    • reviewing the guidelines
    • submitting comments
    • representing the

devolved state of

Scotland.

part ii
Part II

Changes to the Guidelines

changes to the guidelines
Changes to the Guidelines
  • Cyclist’s Dynamic Envelope
  • Maintenance
  • Advanced Stop Lines (ASL’s)
  • Side Road Crossings
  • Access Control
  • Invisible Infrastructure
maintenance
Maintenance
  • Create a maintenance hotline
  • Inspect by bicycle
  • Budget early

for maintenance

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Maintenance

This handy maintenance checklist will be included

advanced stop lines asl s
Advanced Stop Lines (ASL’s)
  • No adverse impacton traffic capacity
  • Results in 25-35% accidentreduction

for cyclists

  • Inexpensive
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Are cyclists safer on

off-road cycle paths?

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No.

(the long answer: it depends)

providing cycle paths are your last choice
… providing cycle paths are your last choice

Hierarchy of Solutions

(1) Traffic Reduction

(2) Traffic Calming

(3) Intersection Treatment

(4) Roadway Redistribution

(5) Segregated Facilities

First Priority

Last Priority

in line46
In Line

Rob Marshall

in line47
In Line

Rob Marshall

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Bend Out

Patrick Lingwood

remember hierarchy of solutions
Remember “Hierarchy of Solutions?”

(1) Traffic Reduction

(2) Traffic Calming

(3) Intersection Treatment

(4) Roadway Redistribution

(5) Segregated Facilities

First Priority

Last Priority

invisible infrastructure refers to the idea that
Invisible Infrastructurerefers to the idea that:
  • Traffic Reduction
  • Traffic Calming
  • …are more effective than “visible”

cycle-specific improvements.

remove everything
Remove Everything!

Ben Hamilton-Baillie

part iii
Part III

New Innovations

new innovations
New Innovations
  • Centerline removal
  • Door opening strips
  • Logo-only Routes
  • Innovative roundabouts
2003 centerline removal study
2003 Centerline Removal Study
  • Wiltshire County Council
  • Before and After study of 12 roads
  • 33% reduction in motor vehicle accidents
next steps
Next steps?
  • The draft version of “Manual for Streets” is available at: www.manualforstreets.org.uk
  • CFI2 will hopefully be out next year.
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Any Questions?

[email protected] www.cyclingscotland.org

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