Green Lane Project Seeks Cities’ Input on Protected Bikeways

Do you — or does someone you know — work on innovative bikeway designs at the city level?

 

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The Bikes Belong Foundation’s Green Lane Project would like input on national design standards from people who work as staff or consultants on city bikeway projects. If that sounds like you, click on over to this 16-question survey about the state of current design guidance. Responses are confidential and should be received by April 20.

Separated bikeways are fast becoming an integral part of cities’ transportation landscapes. Still, many of the guides that planners and engineers use to build our neighborhood streets don’t offer specifications on protected bikeways. The trend led USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood to comment that national design standards should be up-to-date and responsive to today’s transportation needs. This survey will gather input on the topic from people working on the ground to design innovative new facilities like protected bike lanes, and preliminary results will be shared at the April 29 USDOT Bike Safety Summit in Minneapolis.

Respondents will enter a drawing for a custom Patagonia rain jacket and PeopleForBikes.org goodies. Plus, all cities that respond will also be invited to apply for the next phase of the Green Lane Project (2014-2015).

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