Dallas Bikeway System

​​Bicycle System Facilities

​A Bike Lane is a portion of the roadway designated by striping, signing, and/or pavement markings for the preferential use of bicyclists and have a preferred width of five feet. Bicycle lanes include a bicycle pavement marking with an arrow to indicate that bicyclists should ride in the same direction as adjacent motor vehicle traffic.

Bicycle lanes can provide the following benefits:

  • Increase the comfort of bicyclists on roadways, Increase the amount of lateral separation between motor vehicles and bicycles,
  • Indicate the appropriate location to ride on the roadway with respect to moving traffic and parked cars, both at mid-block locations and approaching intersections, Increase the capacity of roadways that carry mixed bicycle and motor vehicle traffic,
  • Increase predictability of bicyclist and motorist movements, and
  • Increase drivers’ awareness of bicyclists while driving and when opening doors from an on-street parking space.

N. Bishop AvenueImage from BACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide 

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