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Two-Way Cycle Tracks

Two-way cycle tracks are physically separated cycle tracks that allow bicycle movement in both directions on one side of the road. Two-way cycle tracks share some of the same design characteristics as one-way tracks, but may require additional considerations at driveway and side-street crossings. Continue reading

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Raised Cycle Tracks

Raised cycle tracks are bicycle facilities that are vertically separated from motor vehicle traffic. Many are paired with a furnishing zone between the cycle track and motor vehicle travel lane and/or pedestrian area. A raised cycle track may allow for one-way or two-way travel by bicyclists. Continue reading

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One-Way Protected Cycle Tracks

This treatment covers one-way cycle tracks that are at street level and use a variety of methods for physical protection from passing traffic. See raised cycle track for information on alternative cycle track designs. Street level cycle tracks are also known as “on-street bike paths” in New York City. Continue reading

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Cycle Tracks

A cycle track is an exclusive bike facility that combines the user experience of a separated path with the on-street infrastructure of a conventional bike lane. A cycle track is physically separated from motor traffic and distinct from the sidewalk. … Continue reading

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Market Street Protected, Buffered Bicycle Lane, San Francisco, CA

Market Street is a busy commercial corridor that is vital to multiple modes of surface transportation. Diesel buses, trolley coaches, and light rail vehicles share the roadway with delivery trucks, taxis, private automobiles, and bicycles. While competing demands for roadway … Continue reading

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Truncated Cycle Track at the 15th and O Streets, Washington, D.C.

Where the 15th St. two-way cycle track intersects with O St. in Washington, D.C., the DDOT altered the configuration of the bikeway to enhance the visibility of northbound cyclists for left turning cars. Buffered parking was removed near the intersection … Continue reading

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