Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Traffic Control for Bike Lane

Traffic Control for Bike Lane

Traffic Control for Bike Lane

There's a disagreement here in San Diego on how to close and sign for a bike lane. Typical two lane road with a bike lane on both sides. Anyone have an example I can use to show the staff at the City how to close this bike lane?


RE: Traffic Control for Bike Lane

Do you mean you're temporarily closing the road to traffic and need to know how to handle the bike detour? I would say regular road closed signs, but with advanced notice and make sure your detour is safe for bicycle traffic.  Bicycles are legal users of all non-controlled access roadways, so cyclists should be considered whether there is a dedicated lane or not, and cyclists have to follow regular road signs. I assume the MUTCD 2009 edition doesn't have anything for construction signing in bike lanes?

RE: Traffic Control for Bike Lane

Advance media public announcements before.  Message Boards in advance of closure notifying of alt. route(s) if any exist, the day of and during closure.  I would assume spl. warning signage would be prudent: "Bicycle Lane Closed Ahead", "Bicycle Lane Closed Next XX Miles", to include approved crashworthy devices to delineate closure at access points.

RE: Traffic Control for Bike Lane

This would be a good one to ask on the MUTCD TTC forum: http://knowledge.fhwa.dot.gov/cops/opspublic.nsf/home?openform

The question is, would you have cyclists share the vehicle lane, or provide a detour? You'd have to look at MV and bicycle ADTs, %trucks, lane widths, vehicle speeds, and the suitability of  parallel routes.

Outside the box time: Have you considered detouring motor vehicles and keeping the road open for cyclists?  

     "...students of traffic are beginning to realize the false economy of mechanically controlled traffic, and hand work by trained officers will again prevail." - Wm. Phelps Eno, ca. 1928

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close