Cary Community Plan 2-23-17 Part 2

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Separated Bike Lanes Separated bike lanes are conven onal bicycle lanes paired with a designated buffer space and ver cal separa on, physically separa ng the bicycle lane from the adjacent motor vehicle travel lane and/or parking lane. Separated bike lanes may be one-way or two-way facili es at street level, at sidewalk level, or in between. When used at the sidewalk level, separa on from the street is achieved by a curb or median and separa on from the sidewalk is achieved by pavement color or texture. When used at street level, ver cal separa on consists of on-street parking, bollards, or raised medians. Separated bike lanes require more right-of-way than regular bike lanes to accommodate their buffer space. Greenway Trails and Street-side Trails - (see pedestrian sec on) Separated bike lanes with a raised median as ver cal separa on (Not currently in use in Cary) Signed Neighborhood Routes Signs are the minimum treatment necessary to designate a street as a neighborhood bikeway. They visibly reinforce a shared roadway environment to both bicyclists and motorists. Signs, and in some cases pavement markings, provide wayfinding to help bicyclists remain on the designated route. Signed neighborhood routes are recommended on local streets with speed limits below 30 MPH, no centerline stripe, and traffic volumes below 3,000 AADT (below 1,500 AADT is preferred). Neighborhood Bike Lanes On-street bike lanes designate an exclusive space for bicyclists through the use of pavement markings and signage. The bike lane is located directly adjacent to a motor vehicle travel lane and is used in the same direc on as motor vehicle traffic. Bike lanes are typically on the right side of the street, between the adjacent travel lane and curb, street edge, or parking lane. Neighborhood bike lanes are recommended on collector streets with speed limits at or below 30 MPH, two travel lanes, and traffic volumes below 10,000 AADT. Signed neighborhood route on Wya s Pond Lane Neighborhood bike lanes on Dynasty Drive Neighborhood Bikeway Types CHAPTER 7:MOVE 234

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