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. Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento 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. Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento The approach the City of Sacramento will be taking is to provide for all its users, from “eight to eighty.” Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento • 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. Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento 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 Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento 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) Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento 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) Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento 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. Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento 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. Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento 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. Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento 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.) Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento 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 Bicycle Solutions in Sacramento 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.