Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

From the LAB American Bicyclist Update ---

* The draft of the next edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) was issued for public comment in January 2008. FHWA received over 15,000 comments, with little opposition over the proposed items for bicyclists - new shared lane markings, improved guide signing and added signing for narrow lanes. FHWA will have a decision by late 2009 or early 2010 resulting in either a new edition of the MUTCD or a revised draft for public input.


* The American Association of State Highway & Transportaion Officials AASHTO is developing a new edition of their Guide for Bicycle Facilities. The BTC is ensuring consistency between the new MUTCD and new AASHTO Guide. This next edition of the Bike Guide is expected in late 2009.



Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Planning and Design Manual

Standards for paths and bicycle lanes.

Find separate chapters in individual pdf documents in the Vermont Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Planning and Design Manual.

Street Width Documents

In order to recommend paint treatment and signs, we made a list of major streets in South Burlington that are used by bicycles and their status.

The street width documents may be found in the RecPath folder.

Hinesburg Road.
- Recently rebuilt and repainted with 11' lanes and 4' striped bike lanes
Williston Road Route 2.
- Major reconstruction awaits the regional corridor study.
Kennedy Drive.
- Rebuilt and laned in 2007 - 2008
Dorset Street
- North of National Golf has adjacent rec path; nothing recommended
Swift Street
- Consider sharrows between Farrell Park and Spear Street
- Spear to Dorset is narrow and has adjacent rec path
- Dave & Lou will gather width data
Allen Road
- Dave & Lou will gather width data
Kimball Avenue
- Suggest sharrows where the bike lanes disappear where there is a center left turn lane