City Looks at Bike Lanes
It’s important that we follow established standards and guidelines in order to protect the safety of the residents and visitors
who might opt to use the bike lanes and to limit our potential liability should there be an accident resulting in bodily injury or property damage.
  • Two-Way Vehicle Traffic with Dual, One-Way Bicycle Lanes
    • Vehicle lane may be reduced to 11’ in some locations
    • 5’ minimum required bike lane width, 6’ recommended if vehicle speeds exceed 30 mph

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  • Two-Way Vehicle Traffic with Dual, One-Way Bicycle Lanes & On-Street Parking
    • Parking lanes and bike lanes cannot occupy the same space for obvious reasons

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  • Both One-Way and Two Two-Way Vehicle Traffic with Two-Way Bike Lanes
    • Must have at least 5’ of separation between vehicle and bike lanes
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Another item of note is that separate gutters are not considered acceptable for bicycle travel because they often have inlet grates, 
deteriorated concrete, and debris that pose risks to cyclists.  As such, the width of the gutter can’t be considered part of the bike path.  

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