Title

UNIQUE ROADWAY DESIGN REDUCES BUS-BIKE CONFLICTS

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1986

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - track, infrastructure - bus/tram lane, infrastructure - bus/tram lane, planning - route design, mode - bus, mode - rail, mode - bike, mode - bike

Keywords

Wisconsin, Traveled way, Traffic lanes, Traffic engineering, Roadway, Design, Cycling paths, Cycle tracks, Carriageways, Bus lanes, Bikeways, Bicycle trails, Bicycle routes, Bicycle paths

Abstract

University Avenue is part of a major one-way crosstown arterial that links Madison's east side and downtown areas to the west edge of the metropolitan area. Before the reconstruction, the right curb lane was restricted to buses, bikes, and right-turning vehicles only. Buses and bikes, and sometimes cars, were continuously playing leapfrog as they went down the road. The newly reconstructed roadway has considerably reduced the problem, thanks to a unique design that may set a precedent in urban traffic engineering.