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ECR study vs California DOT Highway Design Standards

From: domainremoved <Peter>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:34:09 -0800

Here is what the California DOT Highway Design Manual states:

"(5) Separation Between Bike Paths and Highways. A wide separation is recommended between bike paths and adjacent highways (see Figure 1003.1B). Bike paths closer than 1.5 m from the edge of the shoulder shall include a physical barrier to prevent bicyclists from encroaching onto the highway. Bike paths within the clear recovery zone of freeways shall include a physical barrier separation. Suitable barriers could include chain link fences or dense shrubs. Low barriers (e.g., dikes, raised traffic bars) next to a highway are not recommended because bicyclists could fall over them and into oncoming automobile traffic. In instances where there is danger of motorists encroaching into the bike path, a positive barrier (e.g., concrete barrier, steel guardrailing) should be provided."

ECR is a State Highway, The bicycle path alternatives proposed do not meet this standard.

Peter Carpenter
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