Bicycle Transportation: A Civil Engineer's Notebook for Bicycle Facilities

Committee on Bicycle Transportation, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-260-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-260-6 (ISBN-10), 1980, Soft Cover, Pg. 193

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


The planning and design of bicycle facilities are examined, with the facilities divided into these topics: pavements, drainage, traffic controls, amenities, lighting, parking, landscaping, structures, and maintenance and security. Facilities should be professionally designed to meet all categories of cyclists, from racers to children. Bicycle planning should be integrated with other transportation modes and land use development. Local bicyclists should participate in identifying problems and developing solutions. There are three classes of bikeways: roadways (separate from other traffic), lanes (on one side of a motor vehicle roadway), and routes (sharing road space with motor vehicles and indicated by signs). There are three types of bicycle storage facilities: lockers, high security racks, and conventional racks. Bicycle use is affected by: trip length, trip purpose, climate, topography, and other factors including bicyclists age, population density and bicycle sales. All these factors should be considered to engineer effective bicycle facilities. A glossary of bicycle terms is included.

Subject Headings: Bicycles | Parking facilities | Storage facilities | Highways and roads | Vehicles | Structural safety | Pavement design


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