Bicycle Boulevard Guidebook

February 17, 2010

A masters student from Portland State University, with some assistance from Alta Planning + Design, recently put together a guidebook on Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning and Design. The guidebook contains a lot of useful illustrations and case studies of bike boulevard treatments. For those who are interested, a link to the guidebook copy can be found below.

Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning and Design

In addition, a summary of the report follows:

This report is intended to serve as a planning and conceptual design guide for planners, engineers, citizens, advocates, and decision makers who are considering bicycle boulevards in their community. Data for this guide was developed from literature review, case study interviews, and input from a panel of professional experts.

Section Two of this guide contains information on bicycle boulevard planning, including considerations for route selection, public involvement, and funding.

Section Three provides information on design elements commonly used on bicycle boulevards, including descriptions, design and implementation recommendations, images, and cost range estimates as available.

Section Four discusses marketing, maintenance, and safety considerations for bicycle boulevards.

Section Five presents individual case studies of bicycle boulevards from across the United States. Additional resources, including a bicycle boulevard audit, can be found in the appendices.

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