Analysis of the Shoulder Widening Need on the State Highway System

In many rural Texas areas, pedestrians and cyclists have limited trip options and so these travelers often use rural low-speed highways for their trip making activities. If these corridors do not have adequate roadway shoulders available, the pedestrians and cyclists cannot travel on the shoulder and instead must occupy an active travel lane. Consequently, the overall objective of this project is to define the criteria for roadway shoulder suitability for pedestrians and bicycles, apply these criteria to Texas highways to determine candidate locations that merit shoulder improvements, identify high use or high demand locations, and develop a list of these target locations, coupled with the suitability criteria, to be incorporated into a Strategic Corridor Development Plan.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $163853.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Badgley, Sonya

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Research Foundation, College Station

    Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dixon, Karen

  • Start Date: 20150107
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151130
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39143

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01567096
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6840
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2015 1:01AM