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Bicycle Solutions in
Sacramento
Ed Cox
City of Sacramento,
Department of Public Works
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento
People fall into one of four categories when it
comes to bicycle riding:
Strong and Fearless are
happy to have roads they
are allowed to travel on.
Strong and Fearless
Enthused and Confident
Enthused and Confident
are happy to bike lanes,
bike paths that define a
space for bicycle travel.
Interested but Concerned:
are happy when there is
little or no interaction
with motor vehicles.
Interested but Concerned
No Way, No How
No Way, No how: will not
be riding a bicycle.
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento
People fall into one of four categories when it
comes to bicycle riding:
Strong and Fearless
Interested but Concerned
Enthused and Confident
No Way, No How
Strong and Fearless: 1,360
centerline miles of roads.
Enthused and Confident:
300 centerline miles of
bike lane and bike routes.
Interested but Concerned:
84 centerline miles of bike
paths and wide sidewalks.
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Existing streets available
to bicyclists
Existing and proposed onstreet bicycle facilities
Existing and proposed offstreet bicycle facilities
Most of the facilities are on-street, but that does
not satisfy the desires of all bicyclists.
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The approach the City of Sacramento will be taking
is to provide for all its users, from “eight to eighty.”
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• Emphasis on new kinds of facilities that will encourage
the “interested but concerned” population.
• Continue to provide the facilities that existing bicyclists
have come to expect and appreciate.
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National Association of City Transportation Officials
Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento
• A reference resource
based on the experience
of transportation officials
in cities throughout the
world.
• The ideas are “best
practices” which could
become standards.
• Caltrans endorsed the
use of the guidelines
statewide, on April 11th.
• Twenty one design
solutions in five categories:
 BIKE LANES
 CYCLE TRACKS
 INTERSECTION
TREATMENTS
 BICYCLE SIGNALS
 SIGNING AND
MARKING
•
Sacramento has
implemented 14 of the 21
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PAINTED BIKE LANE TREATMENTS
Conventional
bike lane.
Preferred width
is 6 feet.
(Florin Road)
Buffered right
side bike lane.
Provides refuge
from door zone.
(Azevedo Drive)
Buffered left side
bike lane.
Provides refuge
from high speeds.
(H Street)
Left side bike lane.
Easier for left
turning from oneway streets.
(L Street)
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OTHER BIKE LANE TREATMENTS
Contra-flow bike lane. Provides opposing travel for
bicycles on what was a one-way street.
(12th Avenue)
Half street closure with
bike cut-out. Similar effect
of contra-flow bike lane.
(G Street)
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SIDE PATH TREATMENTS
Barrier separated twoway bike path.
(Garden Highway)
Early version of raised
cycle track.
(J Street)
Wide sidewalk for bicycle
and pedestrian use.
(Natomas Boulevard)
The City is working on new cycle track designs that are more
consistent with NACTO guide.
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INTERSECTION TREATMENTS
Intersection crossing
markings.
(Carlson Drive and H St.)
Bicycle left turn lane. Through bike lane.
(North B Street and (Bruceville Road and
North 12th Street)
Damascas Drive)
The City is working on designs for the Bike Box concept.
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TRAFFIC SIGNAL TREATMENTS
Traffic Signals oriented to detect
bicycles. Both video and magnetic
loops used throughout.
(Numerous locations)
Rectangular Rapid
Flashing Beacon
for pedestrians
(33rd Street and
Folsom Blvd.)
Hybrid beacon for
pedestrians (a.k.a.
HAWK).
(Stockton Blvd. and
Sherman Way)
The City is experimenting with new signal technologies.
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SIGNS AND MARKING TREATMENTS
Green colored bike
lanes.
(Carlson Drive)
(Capitol Mall)
Shared lane
marking (a.k.a.
Sharrow).
(29th Street)
Wayfinding signage.
(2nd Ave and Riverside
Blvd.)
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BIKE PARKING
Sacramento Bike
Rack (a.k.a
SacRack.)
Over 100 installed.
Meter post
conversions.
Over 100
installed.
Bike Corrals in place High capacity bike
of parallel car
parking at selected
parking space.
locations
Two locations and
more to come
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MISCELLANEOUS UPGRADES
Fixed bollard/gate
designs at
path/street
interface
Rolled curb at bike
path/street
connection.
Back-in Angled
Parking when
involving a bikeway.

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