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Glossary of Terms

A generic term describing any type of facility that is specifically designated for bicycle use.

Bike Route
A facility that is designated by signing, and has no pavement striping.

Bike Lane
A facility that is designated by signing, and does have pavement striping.

Bike Boulevard
Low-volume and low-speed streets optimized for bicycle travel by using treatments such as signage, pavement markings and traffic calming that encourage cycling but discourage non-local motorized traffic.

Shared-Use Path
A path that is physically separate from any road or street, and which provides for only human powered use, including bicycles.

Shared Roadway
A road or street that is open to both bicycle and motor vehicle travel.

Definitions are based on the Guide For the Development of Bicycle Facilities, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 1999


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