PROTECTED BIKEWAYS

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Protected BIkeways
HIGGINS STREET PROTECTED BIKEWAY, MISSOULA, MONTANA
A fully developed protected bikeway system can capture 40% of all household trips.

Bike ridership is limited by safety concerns. A community that is serious about increasing bike ridership must go beyond paint on the street. In cities with painted bike lanes, bike ridership does not exceed 5% of all trips. Protected bikeways have the potential to increase this mode split to 40%. Because protected bikeways physically separate bicyclists from automobile traffic, people of all ages and fitness levels feel safe and comfortable riding bicycles to their destinations.

“I am one of the traffic engineers who attended one of your cycle track (protected bikeway) workshops last year.

I was on the ‘slightly skeptical’ side back then. But between your workshop (which got me thinking), some new research findings, and a recent trip to Copenhagen, I’m an advocate.”

Gary R. Obery, P.E.
Traffic Operations Engineer,
Oregon Department of Transportation

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Missoula, Montana
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Redmond, Washington
Fairbanks, Alaska
Yakima, Washington
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