Shared Bus/Bike Lane Safety Analysis: Assessing Multimodal Access and Conflicts

Dedicated bus facilities are being installed across the country with many jurisdictions allowing cyclists to use these facilities. Known as shared bus-bike lanes (SBBLs), these facilities are built with two, often opposing, goals in mind: (1) provide a high-speed travel lane for buses and (2) provide a safe travel lane for cyclists. Using video observation and survey data, the aim of this study is to analyze cyclist safety on SBBLs as a function of geometric configuration, bus frequency and level of service. The safety of cyclists on SBBLs will be compared with separated bike facilities with adjacent bus routes.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $139023
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Urban Mobility & Equity Center

      Morgan State University
      Baltimore, MD  United States  21251
    • Project Managers:

      Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

    • Performing Organizations:

      Morgan State University

      1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
      Baltimore, MD 21251, Maryland  United States  21251

      University of Maryland, College Park

      3112 Lee Building
      College Park, MD  United States  20742
    • Principal Investigators:

      Chavis, Celeste

      Cirillo, Cinzia

    • Start Date: 20180901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01682836
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Urban Mobility & Equity Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A43551747123
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Oct 9 2018 7:18PM