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Designing for Bicycles

Must bicycle facilities be included in all projects?

Both FHWA and WSDOT require that bicycle and pedestrian facilities be included in new roadway construction and reconstruction projects in all urbanized areas absent exceptional circumstances.

What design standards apply to projects?

The AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities or equivalent guides developed with State and local officials are to be used to provide uniform minimum standards and criteria for the design and construction of bicycle facilities.

Some local jurisdictions have adopted their own standards that add to the AASHTO Guidance.

WSDOT Bicycle Facility Design Guidance for State Highways

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