• Posts Tagged ‘MUTCD’

    “Every Skill. Every Age. Everyone.” The 2015 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit

    by  • March 20, 2015 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Economics, Engineering, Events, Health, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Safety, Traffic Control, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 12 Comments

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    The 2015 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit will be held this year on May 7 in Dover. ***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED*** To add your name to the waiting list, please email wbd bikede.org with your name, city and zip code. The 2015 summit will be hosted by the American Heart Association, the Delaware Department of Transportation,...

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    Best of Bike Delaware 2014: “National Committee Votes for Bike Signals, Contraflow Bike Lanes, Bike Lanes Through Intersections, Bike Boxes and More”

    by  • December 28, 2014 • Most Popular • 0 Comments

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    2014 Look Back: This article was originally published on July 16, 2014.  It was the 4th most viewed Bike Delaware article of 2014. Warning: only read this article if you have a strong stomach for acronyms. The most important committee for bicycling you’ve probably never heard of is the  National Committee on Uniform Traffic...

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    The most important committee for bicycling you’ve probably never heard of

    by  • July 16, 2014 • Engineering, Traffic Control • 8 Comments

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    Warning: only read this article if you have a strong stomach for acronyms. The most important committee for bicycling you’ve probably never heard of is the  National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) Bicycle Technical Committee. Since 1972, the NCUTCD has been the formal advisory committee to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regarding...

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    Why “Share The Road” Is Gone in Delaware

    by  • April 7, 2014 • Traffic Control • 19 Comments

    In Delaware, "Share The Road" is, fortunately, no more.

    Published in the Institute of Transportation Engineers Bicycle and Pedestrian Council Newsletter April 4, 2014 “Share The Road”: It’s practically the national motto of cycling advocacy in the United States. It’s the cycling “message” on license plates in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Oregon,...

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    Goodbye “Share The Road”

    by  • November 4, 2013 • Traffic Control • 8 Comments

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    In August, Bike Delaware asked DelDOT to permanently discontinue its use of the “Share The Road” plaque in Delaware. The article on our ask, which can be read HERE, was viewed on the web more than 15,000 times, “liked” more than 1,800 times and generated many thoughtful comments. (Bike Delaware shared all these comments...

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    End “Share The Road”

    by  • August 19, 2013 • Traffic Control

    In Delaware, "Share The Road" is, fortunately, no more.

    UPDATE (August 29, 2015): Researchers confirm that “Share The Road” Doesn’t Work: http://www.bikede.org/2015/08/29/share-the-road-is-a-problem/ UPDATE (January 19, 2014): Bike Delaware is one of 10 finalists for the Bicycling Magazine People’s Choice Award: http://www.bicycling.com/news/advocacy/vote-bicycling-people-s-choice-advocacy-award?page=0,4 UPDATE (November 4, 2013): DelDOT announced it will discontinue all use of “Share The Road” plaque:  http://www.bikede.org/2013/11/04/goodbye-share-the-road/ Bike Delaware has asked the...

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    LAB Calls for MUTCD Reform

    by  • March 14, 2013 • Traffic Control • 4 Comments

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        The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or MUTCD, defines the national standards used by road managers for all traffic control devices, including road markings, highway signs, and traffic signals, on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public traffic. The MUTCD is maintained and updated by the Federal Highway Administration....

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    DelDOT Statement on Sharrows

    by  • September 9, 2012 • Traffic Control • 0 Comments

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    By Frank Warnock – At this time, DelDOT remains opposed to installing sharrows on roads without parallel parking, and are hopeful the bicycling community in Delaware will accept the following reasons for their position. View the official memorandum in pdf HERE. They reviewed all of the research studies that were used to help develop...

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    Sharrows seriously relegated in the Delaware MUTCD

    by  • February 29, 2012 • Traffic Control • 2 Comments

    A side by side comparison of the National Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) with the Delaware version, adopted directly from it with revisions by DelDOT, reveals a stark contrast where Shared Lane Markings (aka “Sharrows”) are concerned. Both contain the following from section 9C.07 “Shared Lane Marking”: Option: 01. The Shared Lane...

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