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BICYCLE

FACILITIES
SHARED-USE PATHS / TRAILS / WIDE SIDEWALKS CYCLE TRACKS / SEPARATED BIKE LANES Different streets require different solutions to
TWO-WAY ONE-WAY create safe, comfortable, and convenient bicycling
conditions. Neighborhood streets with low speeds and
lighter traffic may only need shared lane markings
and wayfinding signs, while busier streets with higher
speeds may need buffered bike lanes or cycle tracks
to provide greater separation between bicyclists and
motor vehicles. The bicycle facilities listed here are
A CYCLE TRACK IS AN EXCLUSIVE BIKE FACILITY THAT COMBINES THE USER EXPERIENCE used to create the draft Iowa City Bicycle Network.
OF A SEPARATED PATH WITH THE ON-STREET INFRASTRUCTURE OF A CONVENTIONAL BIKE
LANE. A CYCLE TRACK IS PHYSICALLY SEPARATED FROM MOTOR TRAFFIC AND DISTINCT
FROM THE SIDEWALK (NACTO).

BUFFERED BIKE LANES CONVENTIONAL BIKE LANES ADVISORY BIKE LANE SHOULDER BIKEWAY

BICYCLE BOULEVARDS SHARED LANE MARKINGS (SHARROWS) SHARED ROADWAY

BICYCLE BOULEVARDS ARE STREETS WITH LOW MOTORIZED TRAFFIC VOLUMES AND SPEEDS,
DESIGNATED AND DESIGNED TO GIVE BICYCLE TRAVEL PRIORITY. BICYCLE BOULEVARDS
USE SIGNS, PAVEMENT MARKINGS, AND SPEED AND VOLUME MANAGEMENT MEASURES
TO DISCOURAGE THROUGH TRIPS BY MOTOR VEHICLES AND CREATE SAFE, CONVENIENT
BICYCLE CROSSINGS OF BUSY ARTERIAL STREETS (NACTO).
INFRASTRUCTURE TYPES
APPLIED TO THE NETWORK
The Infrastructure Types Map applies appropriate infrastructure solutions to

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conventional bike lanes within their existing curb-to- curb width. Most of these
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one side of the street. Ideally, bike lanes should be provided in both directions, but in

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lane in the opposite direction may be used.

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with high demand by both motorists and bicyclists within a limited corridor.

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either require major street reconstruction to accommodate needed bike lanes or are

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Advisory Bike Lanes. This category includes several options: striping parking lanes

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that are not explicitly marked as a bike lane, used with or without shared lane markings

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in the travel lane; or, on streets lacking space for exclusive bike lanes, indicating a
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bicycle territory in a travel lane using a dashed line or contrasting pavement pattern
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Bicycle Boulevards. Bicycle boulevards use minor infrastructure improvements
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Shared Connecting Routes KICKERS Shared Connecting Routes. These relatively short connecting routes require no
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significant changes or infrastructure other than wayfinding signage.
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