Advocacy & Safety - Terminology question
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11-29-06, 10:22 AM
On page 25 of the AASHTO Guide for ... Bicycle Facilities (http://www.communitymobility.org/pdf/aashto.pdf) (physical page 34 in the PDF file linked to), where discussing bike lanes at intersections, it says "If there are no painted crosswalks, the bike lane striping should stop at the near side cross street property line extended and then resume at the far side property line extended."
What does property line extended mean? Is the bottom illustration of Figure 8 on page 27 (36 in the PDF) an example of this?
11-29-06, 11:31 AM
it probably means the line formed by the corner property where it abuts the "sidewalk" (sidewalk + green space + curb) perpendicular to the road. If you extend the line, it should end up somewhere in the vicinity of a crosswalk line since it forms the inside edge of the sidewalk.
My guess is that the wording accounts for streets without sidewalks.
I would add that the bike lane stripe should become broken/dotted on final approach to every intersection.
11-29-06, 05:09 PM
The bike lane stripe actually need not be broken/dotted on intersections where the lane is placed to the left of a right turn lane. Usually the line is dotted before the right turn lane begins in this case.
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