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Appendix B: The One Page ‘How To Guide’ For On-Road Bicycle Facilities


Bicycle Tasmania’s Facilities Development Campaign Plan 2012–2020

(Courtesy of Bicycle Network Victoria, go here for more information)

The six basic requirements for all bike riders, wherever they ride, are:
      • Space to ride
      • Smooth riding surfaces
      • Speed maintenance
      • Clear sight lines
      • Connectivity
      • Information
The five principles that define a usable bicycle network:
      • Coherence
      • Directness
      • Safety
      • Comfort
      • Attractiveness
The three approaches or ways to find space for a bicycle network on an existing road system:
      • Shifting space
      • Trading space
      • Alternative space
The nine techniques derived from the three approaches:
      • Remarking traffic or parking lanes
      • Upgrading service roads
      • Sealing shoulders
      • Indenting car parking
      • Car parking on one side of the road
      • Road widening at the median
      • Road widening at the kerb
      • Removing a traffic lane
      • Alternative route
The four ways of marking the space:
      • Exclusive bike lane
      • Shared bicycle/parking lane
      • Bike lane on a sealed shoulder