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Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide

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FHWA Project Managers and Technical Leads
Dan Goodman
Christopher Douwes
Bruce Friedman
Elizabeth Hilton
Tamara Redmon
Gabriel Rousseau
Brooke Struve
The cover image is a photo of the L Street separated bike lane in Washington, DC. Multiple bicyclists riding on one-way separated bike lane at street-level on left side of downtown area, three-lane, one-way street. Painted buffer with white reflective delineator posts between bike lane and vehicle travel lanes. Curb and street trees at sidewalk level between bike lane and sidewalk. On-street parking on right-side of street.  (Source: Washington Area Bicyclist Association)
Cover image: L Street separated bike lane in Washington, DC
(Source: Alex Baca, Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA))
Technical Work Group
Linda Bailey, National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
David Vega-Barachowitz
Kristin Bennett, Department of Public Works, Milwaukee, WI
Rob Burchfield, Bureau of Transportation, Portland, OR
Sean Co, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (Bay Area Metropolitan Planning Organization)
Ronald Effland, Missouri Department of Transportation
Betsy Jacobsen, Colorado Department of Transportation
Dwight Kingsbury
Adonia Lugo, League of American Bicyclists (LAB) Equity Initiative
Jim McDonnell, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
Jamie Parks, Public Works Department, Oakland, CA
Paula Reeves, Washington Department of Transportation
Ryan Russo, Department of Transportation, New York, NY
Mike Sallaberry, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Ed Stollof, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
Lisa Fontana Tierney, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
Nathan Wilkes, Transportation Department, Austin, TX
Consultant Team
UNC Highway Safety Research Center: Carl Sundstrom
Sam Schwartz Engineering: Ben Rosenblatt, Sarah Kellerman, Heather Rothenberg, Richard Retting
Kittelson & Associates, Inc.: Conor Semler, Karla Kingsley, Jesse Boudart
Consultants: William Hunter, Robert Schneider

Special Thanks

The project team would like to thank staff at the following U.S. municipalities for sharing their time, data, designs, and expertise. A special thanks is extended to staff at the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) for sharing their insights and expertise throughout this project.

Alameda, CA
Arlington County, VA
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Boulder, CO
Cambridge, MA
Charleston, SC
Chicago, IL
Davis, CA
Eugene, OR
Evanston, IL
Indianapolis, IN
Jackson, WY
Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Madison, WI
Miami, FL
Milwaukee, WI Minneapolis, MN
Missoula, MT
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, OR
Salt Lake City, UT
San Jose, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Spartanburg, SC St. Petersburg, FL
Syracuse, NY
Washington, DC

Publication Number: FHWA-HEP-15-025

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