Research

Local Guidance

5. Secondary Arterials have two through lanes plus a bicycle lane in each direction separated by a median.
6. Primary arterials have at least three lanes plus a bicycle lane in each direction separated by a median.

Longer version at: http://docs.google.com/View?id=dgfsb769_125d5885md9

Federal Guidance

The AASHTO “Green Book” is the guiding document for traffic engineers, and it contains dimensions and best-practices for cycle infrastructure.

The MUTCD (Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices) is basically a menu of signs and signals approved by the US DOT.

The FHWA Signal Timing Manual section 5.22 has calculations and guidance on adding phase timing for bicycles.

The ITE CSS (Institute for Traffic Engineers Context Sensitive Solutions) guide has huge amount of guidance, case studies, and photos of bicycle infrastructure.

State Guidance

The Fort Worth Bike Plan has some great guidance and planning.

The Dallas Bike Plan is getting started, and it’s headed in a great direction.

The Austin Bike Plan is very thorough and impressive, perhaps the best in TX.

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