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Buffered bike lanes

Buffered Bike Lanes

Buffered bike lanes are conventional bicycle lanes paired with a designated buffer space separating the bicycle lane from the adjacent motor vehicle travel lane and/or parking lane. A buffered bike lane is allowed as per MUTCD guidelines for buffered preferential lanes (section 3D-01).

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Division Street Buffered Bike Lane, San Francisco, CA

Division Street is a wide, high-volume, multi-lane arterial that runs under Highway 101 in central San Francisco. It connects two bike routes (along 14th St. and 11th St.) with Townsend Street, a street with a bike lane used by many cyclists to reach the Caltrain (commuter rail) station.  Prior to implementation of the buffered bike […]

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Buffered Bike Lanes on Pine and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA

In 2009, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation in Philadelphia undertook a pilot project to evaluate the impact of a buffered crosstown bike lane on Spruce and Pine Streets running through the center city of Philadelphia. The project creates a buffer protected east-west bike route and provides a direct connection between paths on the Schuylkill and […]

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N 130th Street Buffered Bike Lanes and Video Detection, Seattle, WA

The N 130th Street Buffered Bike Lane in Seattle, completed in June 2010, runs along a .32 mile segment from Linden Ave. N to Greenwood Ave. N. The project grew out of a pedestrian project to improve a mid-block, uncontrolled marked crosswalk at North Park Avenue N. Before the reconfiguration, N 130th Street was a three-plus […]

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