The Green Lane Project, a program of the Bikes Belong Foundation, has been working to get protected bike lanes and related innovative designs on the ground in U.S. cities. Interest in these designs is growing rapidly: in 2012, the number of protected bike lanes in the U.S. grew from 62 to 102.
We are gathering information about designing and implementing innovative urban bike facilities, with a focus on protected bike lanes. Your responses will help us to understand:
• How many cities and counties are building these facilities
• Whether current national design guidance for these facilities is adequate
• Whether State DOTs are supporting these projects
• Areas for improvement
Recently, USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood spoke about making sure that national design standards were up-to-date and responsive to the rapidly changing transportation landscape. This survey will help the Green Lane Project and our partners at the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) better understand local needs and concerns. Preliminary results will be shared at the April 29 USDOT Safety Summit in Minneapolis.
This survey is aimed at project designers, engineers, bike/ped coordinators and others from cities, or consultants working on behalf of a city. Be warned that it is laden with acronyms. If you don’t know what they mean, you might not be the right person to complete this survey.
Please complete your survey by April 20, 2013.
We’re offering two enticements to encourage your participation: All cities who respond to this survey will be invited to apply for the Green Lane Project 2.0, beginning in 2014. All responders will be entered in a drawing for fabulous PeopleForBikes.org swag. In May we will send out a summary of responses to everyone who completes a survey.
If you have questions about this survey, please contact Martha Roskowski, Green Lane Project Director at Martha@bikesbelong.org. Thanks!