Bicycle Traffic Pavement Markings

Pavement markings, including those in colour, take many forms and functions in North American and European jurisdictions. In some cases the pavement markings are intuitive and easily understood by motor vehicle traffic and cyclists, but in some applications, the intended effect is not always clear. It also seems that the use of pavement markings is discretionary, without clear guidelines, numerical evaluation processes or ranking systems to help determine when benefits can be achieved. The objective of this project is to develop guidelines and recommendations on the design and application of pavement markings for bicycle traffic on Canadian roads. The project will provide recommendations on the most effective configuration of pavement markings, use of materials, installation, maintenance and cost. Furthermore, numerical evaluation processes and ranking systems will be determined. The project will also result in recommendations for an update to the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) 1998 publication, Bikeway Traffic Control Guidelines for Canada, with relevant guidelines on pavement markings.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      City of Ottawa

      110 Laurier Avenue West
      Ottawa, ON  Canada  K1P 1J1

      City of Hamilton

      Hamilton,   Canada 

      Regional Municipality of Halton

      Halton,   Canada 

      Regional Municipality of Halifax

      Halifax,   Canada 

      City of Calgary

      Calgary, Alberta  Canada 
    • Project Managers:

      Skene, M

    • Performing Organizations:

      Boulevard Group


      Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

      Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 
    • Start Date: 20040000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20070000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27444

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461161
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
    • Files: RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:40PM