Resources for Bikeway Advocates
- Building Better Bicycling
- Massachusetts Highway Department, 1994
- by Karen Dodge and Chris Skelly of the UMass Baystate Roads Program
- This book has been sent to city and town DPW's and Planning Directors
across the state. It contains technical and practical information on
bicycle planning, how to design roads to accomodate bicycles, bicycle
parking, safety, etc. And if you ask the right question, it may actually
get used instead of gathering dust on a shelf. It's quite simple: just
call your city or town planning department and/or DPW engineer and ask
about how the manual can be put to use, and if you can borrow it or come
in and look at it. This request could simply lead to their paying
attention to the document, or lead to formation of a city/town bicycle
committee. And please keep BCOM informed, whatever happens - we may be
able to help you identify others in your city or town to help.
- Copies from any Massachusetts city or town.
- The National Bicycling and Walking Study:
- Transportation Chices for a Changing America
- Federal Highway Administration, US Department of Transportation 1994
- This study lays out the political imperative for improving conditions
for bicycling and walking, providing much information which is amplified
by the separately-available case studies.
- Copies from the US Government Printing Office, Superintendent of
Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328, Publication No.
- The Impacts of Rail-Trails:
- A Study of Users and Nearby Property Owners from Three Trails
- Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program, National Park Service, 1992
- by Roger Moore, Alan Graefe, Richard Gitelson, Elizabeth Porter of the
Leisure Studies Program at Pennsylvania State University
- This paper studies three rail trails, one in rural Iowa, on in the
suburbs of Tallahassee, Florida, and one in the San Francisco suburbs.
Both users and nearby land owners were surveyed.
- Copies from The Rivers & Trails Conservation Program, National Park
Service, Washington, DC
- Evaluation of the Burke-Gilman Trail's Effect on Property Values and Crime
- Seattle Engineering Department, Office for Planning, 1987
- by Brian Pucochar and Peter Lagerwey
- This is the most frequently cited study of the impact of bikepaths,
stating that "The existence of the trail has had little, if any, effect
on crime and vandalism experienced by adjacent property owners". It
separates effects on those who live next to the trail and those who live
within one block, and may be very useful in reaching out to abutters of
- Copies from the City of Seattle Engineering Department, Bicycle Program,
9th Floor, Information Center, Municipal Buildin, 600 4th Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98104. (206)625-5177.
- Guide for Development of New Bicycle Facilities
- American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 1981
- These are the minimum standards to which bicycle facilities should adhere.
Roadway improvements and bike lanes are discussed as well as off-road
- Copies from: AASHTO, 444 North Capital St., NW, Suite 225, Washington,
Bikeway Planning and Design section of the Caltrans Highway Design Manual
1001. General Information (Definitions)
1002. General Planning Criteria (Types of facilities)
1003. Design Criteria (Clearance, width, placement, construction)
1004. Uniform Signs, Markings and Traffic Control Devices
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