What kinds of investments should the city make on Bike Streets routes?
In short: lots. We see infrastructure investments in Bike Streets unfolding in four phases:
Create the Bike Streets Map (no infrastructure investments.) It’s critical to start with a comprehensive network so people on bikes can ride to any destination rather than having an archipelago of unconnected low-stress biking “islands.”
Basic wayfinding with signs and paint on the street.
Volume and speed reduction treatments to reduce auto speed and traffic cutting through neighborhood streets along with intersection treatments at collectors.
Traffic signals at arterial intersections.