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FHWA Releases New Separated Bike Lane Planning & Design Guide

Get your local planners and engineers to take the Green Lane Project protected bike lane survey. The deadline is August 14, 2015.

A separated bike lane

From Arlington County’s Dave Goodman:

THIS is a big deal.

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/…_bikelane_pdg/

Back in 2013 the Federal Highway Administration, acknowledging the need for more modern, urban bikeway design guidance, officially recognized resources provided by NACTO and others that were already available. Now, the federal government has developed its own set of standards. These new standards will likely be more readily incorporated by the various state DOT’s that collectively administer the bulk of transportation funding in this country. This in turn, should make it easier to incorporate modern, urban bikeway features into actual ROW improvement projects, regardless of their funding source or who is administering it.

Enjoy.

Read more from FHWA.

Would Protected Bike Lanes Encourage You To Bike More? (MobilityLab)

Protected Bike Lanes Open in Pentagon City (ArlNOW)

THE FEDS JUMP ON BOARD: PROTECTED BIKE LANES ARE NOW OFFICIAL FEDERAL POLICY (People for Bikes – Green Lane Project)

Protected Bike Lanes Get a Big Boost (Bicycling.Com)

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