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Complete Streets Glossary of Terms

Complete Streets Glossary of Terms

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Published by: League of Michigan Bicyclists on Aug 17, 2011
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Term Definition/Explanation Picture (if applicable)
Active Transportation Active transportation is travel powered byhuman energy. Walking and biking arethe most common means of activetransportation. To encourage morewalking and biking, communities mustcreate active transportation systems—seamless networks of accessible trails,sidewalks, and on-road bike facilities.
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ADA The
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ct of 1990 gives civil rights protections toindividuals with disabilities similar tothose provided to individuals on the basisof race, color, sex, national origin, age,and religion. It guarantees equalopportunity for individuals withdisabilities in public accommodations,employment, transportation, State andlocal government services, andtelecommunications.
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Term Definition/Explanation Picture (if applicable)
Amenity A positive element(s) which contributesto the overall characteristic of an area.
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Bike Boulevard A bicycle boulevard is a roadway thatmotorists may use, but that prioritizesbicycle traffic through the use of varioustreatments. Through motor vehicle trafficis discouraged by periodically diverting itoff the street. Remaining traffic is slowedto approximately the same speed asbicyclists. Stop signs and signals on thebicycle boulevard are limited to thegreatest extent possible, except wherethey aid bicyclists in crossing busystreets. The bicycle level of service maybe further enhanced through the use of directional signage and other amenities.The development of a bicycle boulevardmay include the alteration of intersectioncontrols, the installation of signage,stencils, or other treatments that facilitatebicycling. Bicycle boulevards are mosteffective when several treatments areused in combination.
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Term Definition/Explanation Picture (if applicable)
Bike Lane A portion of the roadway which has beendesignated by striping, signing andpavement marking for the preferential orexclusive use by bicyclists. Bicycle lanesmake the movements of both motoristsand bicyclists more predictable and aswith other bicycle facilities there areadvantages to all road users in stripingthem on the roadway.
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