PriorityBicycle boulevards require enforceable rules that give bicycles and other non-motorized traffic priority use of the road.
CommunicationSigns, road markings and awareness campaigns that make the bicycle boulevard system clear. Road markings often feel like a bicycle lane with no center line.
Traffic CalmingBicycle boulevards have low speed limits designed to keep vehicles to a similar speed as bicycles. Traffic calming features may be introduced to slow vehicular traffic but allow bicycles to pass uninterrupted.
Traffic ReductionTraffic reduction infrastructure such as traffic diverters that block some entrances to the bicycle boulevard for vehicles but allow bicycles to pass.
Useful RoutesEasy to follow routes that act as bicycle throughfares between high traffic spots such as train stations, business districts, commercial districts and schools. Ideally, bicycle boulevards are based on desire paths.
Traffic Control & SafetyTraffic control such as lights and intersections designed for bicycles. Safety features such as smooth road surfaces and sewer grates that are bicycle-safe.
|Overview: Bicycle Boulevard|
A street that allows local vehicle traffic but is prioritized for bicycles and other non-motorized travel.