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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-116
Date: July 2006
Lesson 16: Bicycle Facility Maintenance
- Maintenance objectives.
- Typical process.
- Common problems.
- User feedback.
- Strive to keep facilities hazard-free.
- Encourage reporting of hazards.
- Design and build facilities with maintenance in mind.
- Program for maintenance.
- Identify implementers.
- Review policies and practices.
- Review results.
- Recommend changes.
- Create spot improvement program.
- Evaluate the process.
Typical Maintenance Problems
- Surface problems:
|– Debris, pavement quality, snow removal.|
|– Encroaching vegetation (trees and grass).|
- Signing and marking:
|– Uniform and usable condition.|
Feedback from Users
|Source: Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition, http://www.vtbikeped.org|
- Maintenance is an important function.
- Formulate program objectives.
- Develop implementation plan.
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