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From Protected Bike Lanes to Robust Bikeway Networks

Since the release of NACTO’s Urban Bikeway Design Guide in 2011, cities across the United States have built more and more protected bike lanes, creating the type of street that attracts bicyclists of all ages and abilities. As demonstrated by San Francisco, Austin, Seattle and other cities, protected bike lanes hold enormous potential for attracting new riders, with dramatically lower injury rates as compared to streets without bike facilities. Importantly, developing a robust network of bikeways is crucial to enticing people to switch travel mode. Hear from experts in leading cities about considerations in protected bike lane design, from bike signals to intersection design. The panel will also discuss themes to be included in the 3rd edition of the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, including bike network development, contextual guidance, protected intersections, green paint applications, and the interaction of bikes with transit.