Wednesday, June 01 2016 @ 10:04 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
"AASHTO should provide guidance to state DOTs and other users of the Green Book regarding flexibility in design...This guidance should assist in educating engineers and designers on the flexibility inherent in the Green Book, as well as new and additional guidance on specific design issues... and This guidance should address designing in and for a multi-modal transportation system..."
—AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways May 25, 2016 Direction on Flexibility in Design Standards Resolution: http://bit.ly/1PikhNT
from CenterLines, the e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking.
[B' Spokes: IMHO our state is overly generous to cars and stingy to cyclists in designs they approve to get state/federal money for bike facilities. Take Roland Ave for example, per ASHTON the minimum width for cyclists is 5 feet and for cars it's 10 feet. So what do we get? Cars get 10.5 feet and cyclists get 4 feet. I hope this new resolution will help us.]