AASHTO Guide for Development of Bicycle Facilities June 2007 Issues AASHTO Bike Guide • Guide must reflect reasonable accepted practice • Includes new & useful concepts / treatments • Won't include untested or unproven items AASHTO Bike Guide • 'Balloting battles' back in mid-late '90s for previous (1999) edition • Get consensus between AASHTO committees early to avoid balloting problems AASHTO Bike Guide Critical Issues AASHTO Bike Guide Critical Issues • Designated vs Non-designated Routes • Bike Guide Signing - only on "designated" roads? • Effect on maintenance? • Effect on liability? - upcoming NCHRP study AASHTO Bike Guide Critical Issues • Signal Clearance Time • Who is is design user? • What bike speed / percentile should be used? • What is maximum acceptable yellow + all red? AASHTO Bike Guide Critical Issues • 'Share The Road' signs & campaigns • Technical guidance? • Effectiveness? AASHTO Bike Guide Critical Issues • Sidepaths / Cycle Tracks • Are these facility types truly 'accepted practice' in US? • Should these be used, and when? AASHTO Bike Guide Critical Issues • Other issues?