"Revision to the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities"
Revision to the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities Presentation to Joint SCOTE/TCONMT Committees John LaPlante, P.E., P.T.O.E. June 19, 2007 NCHRP Project 15-37 Chair of NCHRP Panel – Dwight Kingsbury, Florida DOT Panel includes: 7 members from State DOTs 2 FHWA representatives 1 member from a university 1 member from a local agency 1 consultant Chris Hedges – NCHRP staff in charge Jennifer Toole, Toole Design Group - Principal Investigator NCHRP PANEL Project Team Principal-in-Charge Jennifer Toole, AICP QAQC and Oversight John LaPlante, PE, PTOE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS On-Street Bicycle Ops & Safety Planning M. Moule, PE, PTOE S. Turner, PE R. Schneider W. Schultheiss, PE W. Hunter M. Birk M. Ronkin M. Ridgeway Shared Use Paths Bikes on Transit/Amenities Signalization J. Toole R. Schneider S. Sunkari, PE E. Mongelli, PE M. Birk M. Moule, PE, PTOE Technical Writing Team W. Schultheiss, PE M. Ronkin J. Hefferan Graphic Design and Layout J. Hefferan C. Mitchell Project Timeline Draft outline complete – November 2007 Updates to AASHTO/TRB Committees – Winter 2008 First draft to NCHRP Panel – May 2008 Draft anticipated for wider review – Fall 2008 Completion – March 2009 Stakeholder Involvement Regular updates to Three AASHTO Committees: Technical Committee on Non-Motorized Transportation Subcommittee on Traffic Engineering Technical Committee on Geometric Design TRB Bicycle Committee NCUTCD Bicycle Technical Committee State DOT Representatives State Highway Engineer State Traffic Engineer Rep from Statewide Planning Bicycle Coordinator Key Local Agency Representatives Some Issues for the Next Guide Update bicycle planning based on new research Facility selection/bikeway designation meaning/value Guidance on retrofitting existing rights-of-way Better lane width guidance Use of the shared lane marking with and w/o parking More guidance on bike lane design at intersections Guidance on path/roadway intersection design (bollards) Revise signalization formulas based on new research Suitability and appropriate design of sidepaths Urban vs. rural shared lane design issues Bicycle parking and transit interface Work zones and bikeway detours Others? Thank you! Contact information: Jennifer Toole Toole Design Group firstname.lastname@example.org John LaPlante TY Lin International email@example.com