Dallas Bikeway System

Bikeway System Facilities

​​Bike Lanes

​A bike lane is a portion of the roadway designated by striping, signing, and/or pavement markings for the use of bicyclists and have a 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.


  • Provides comfort for bicyclists on roadways  
  • Increases the amount of lateral separation between motor vehicles and bicycles 
  • Indicates the location to ride on the roadway with moving traffic and parked cars (mid-block locations and approaching intersections)
  • Increases the capacity of roadways that carry mixed bicycle and motor vehicle traffic  
  • Increases predictability of bicyclist and motorist movements 
  • Increases 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