The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) would like your opinion on the pavement markings that were installed on Belmont Ridge Rd (Figure A) and Sterling Blvd (Figure B) in Loudoun County in April 2009. These pavement markings are commonly referred to as "zig-zag" markings. We are seeking your input to help VDOT determine the effectiveness of the markings and to help decision-makers assess the prospects of installing future zig-zag markings. This survey is intended for bicyclists that have seen the markings. If you haven't seen the markings, we ask that you not participate in the survey.

If you have any questions about the survey, please email or call:

Lance Dougald
Associate Research Scientist
Virginia Transportation Research Council
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone (434)293-1952
Fax (434)293-1900


* 1. How often do you bicycle on the W&OD trail crossing at Belmont Ridge Rd?

* 2. How often do you bicycle on the W&OD trail crossing at Sterling Blvd?

* 3. What effect do you think the zig-zag pavement markings have had on the driving behavior of motorists?

* 4. Since the zig-zag pavement markings were installed, have you witnessed a tendency for more vehicles to yield to bicyclists and walkers at the crossing than before?

* 5. Do you think the zig-zag pavement markings:

* 6. In your opinion, who has the right-of-way (right to go first) at the trail crossings?

* 7. On a scale of 1-5, please indicate your overall opinion of the zig-zag pavement markings with (1) being a highly unfavorable opinion and (5) being a highly favorable opinion:

* 8. Please add any other comments you have about the zig-zag pavement markings: