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    Provide well-designed bicycle facilities to ensure not just a bare minimum level of safety, but also provide a desirable environment that is comfortable, enriching and encourages people to prioritize biking as the primary mode of transportation.



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Locate bike lanes on roads where on-street bike facilities are needed and the traffic volumes are greater than 3000 to 5000 vehicles per day or traffic speeds are 30 mph. Provide a minimum bike lane width of 5 feet from the face of the curb, or 4 feet on open shoulders. If on-street parking is permitted, a minimum 6-foot bike lane should be placed between travel and parking lanes. The width of bike lanes can be increased to 8 feet to mitigate higher speed and volumes of traffic.