Update of the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities

The objective of this research is to update the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities to provide decision makers with current tools to improve bicycle safety and mobility in various contexts. The Guide should address a broad range of issues and needs associated with bicycle facility planning and development, which may include but not be limited to the following: (1) Consideration of the AASHTO balloting comments to the 2012 guide; (2) Identification and evaluation of new and existing types of bicycle facilities and treatments being considered or installed in the United States; (3) Review of research and practice that complements the objective and addresses any gaps in the 2012 guide; (4) Development of a framework for selecting appropriate facility types and design features based on context (e.g., traffic data, land use, expected users, roadway data, speed, flexibility); (5) Development of a tiered approach (i.e., nominal criteria where appropriate, guidance based on the body of knowledge, and information about new and innovative applications); (6) Consideration of users of all ages and abilities, including children; (7) Preparation of common definitions of terms; and (8) Harmonization with applicable standards and guidelines. While the Guide should be directly applicable to most situations, it should also outline decision-making processes and criteria that would assist agencies in identifying flexible solutions.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 15-60

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Rogers, William

  • Performing Organizations:

    Toole Design Group

  • Principal Investigators:

    Schultheiss, Bill

  • Start Date: 20150601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37546

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543356
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 15-60
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 13 2014 1:01AM