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Exhibit 5-2. Exclusive Bike Lanes
along Museum Road
Exhibit 5-3. Typical Pedestrian
The case study area is
located near the center of a university campus with about 46,000 students.
Museum Road, currently a two-lane roadway with left-turn bays at the
intersections, is designed for campus traffic with a 20-mph speed limit and
significant pedestrian, bicycle, and bus activity. Exclusive bicycle lanes
are provided in both directions.
intersections of interest within the limits of the analysis area currently
include two traffic-actuated signals, one pretimed signal and a two-way,
stop-controlled (TWSC) intersection, with no signal coordination along this
urban street. The intersections are closely spaced, about 500 feet between
three intersections and about 1,000 feet to the fourth, with very active bus
stops near all signalized intersections. Peaking characteristics are also
unique, in that pedestrian, bicycle, and bus activity peaks between student
classes (several times each weekday). Vehicular traffic tends to peak at the
usual morning, noon and afternoon times due to employee work schedules.
Recent studies have
provided weekday a.m. and p.m. peak hour turning movement counts and
projected turning movement estimates, which take into account trips
associated with the new parking facility. Signal phasing and current timing
data, as well as pedestrian and bus stop information, were also compiled as
part of this recent work.