CDOT Bike/Ped Design Guide Finalized
Bicycle Colorado is excited to announce that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has officially adopted the chapter on bicycle and pedestrian facility design in its Roadway Design Guide. The chapter provides guidelines on how to accommodate bicyclists on state roadways and is also a great resource for local bicycle advocates and planners who want to add bike facilities to roads in their towns.
Bicycle Colorado has been involved from the outset with the development of this chapter that addresses bicyclists’ and walkers’ needs in the design of roads, signage for bike routes and trail crossings. This is the first Colorado publication of its kind that specifically addresses the needs of bicyclists.
The introduction to the chapter spells out CDOT’s commitment to including the needs of people who bike and walk in road design, noting their “strong emphasis on creating a seamless transportation system that persons of all ages and abilities can utilize for safe and convenient access to jobs, services, schools and recreation.”
Congratulations to CDOT for taking this important step in creating a safer, more effective transportation system.