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GREG S.

RASCO BSCE – 5 CE – 514 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

ESTABLISHMENT OF BICYCLE LANES IN POBLACION, KALIBO, AKLAN

INTRODUCTION

Bicycles provide efficient mode of transportation. In order for cycling to be a viable option for
the average person, the bicycle infrastructure must provide a feeling of safety and comfort. The
role of local government is to provide safe and inviting infrastructure through engineering,
accommodate bicycle friendly events, and provide route signs and mapping for the
encouragement of cycling, ensure cyclists are operating in a safe manner and motorists are
driving with respect for cyclists through law/local ordinance enforcement, and provide safety
information for young people and reminders for adults through education.

GOAL DEFINITION

Goals
1. To provide an effective mode of alternative transportation that will create a safe and
enjoyable bicycle network system.
2. To integrate cycling into transportation network.
3. To accommodate riders of all demographics.
4. To increase motorist respect for cyclists and encourage responsible bicycle use.

5. To improve cycling connectivity between neighborhoods and possibly neighboring


barangays.
6. To provide clear and easily accessible information regarding bicycle routes and paths.

Objectives
1. Provide an attractive and functional network of bicycle infrastructure.
2. Promote safety through design standards, specific on-road facilities, or the provision of
alternate routes.
3. Work toward the completion of facilities as required on established bicycle routes.

4. Provide bicycle parking facilities in high use areas.


5. Support programs and initiatives that encourage bicycling for its health, recreation,
transportation, economic and environmental benefits.
6. To maintain a dialogue with the public and stakeholders to meet the most important
needs.
7. Improve bicycle safety through enforcement, education and engineering initiatives.

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IDENTIFICATION OF NEEDS

1. Identification of bicycle networks / routes and prioritization


2. Construction of bicycle facilities that meet design standards
3. Traffic control / implementation of safety standards
4. Bicycle identification / volume monitoring
5. Funding sources for project implementation
6. Marketing plan / information dissemination
7. Law / ordinances enforcement
8. Facility maintenance
9. Promotion of mutual respect between bicycle riders and motorists

DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS


1. In phases, implement a comprehensive and continuous network of facilities and services
for bicycle transportation. Include design of commuter routes and recreation routes.
Bicycle facilities in the school vicinities should have the highest priority. Coordinate
planning, design, and implementation of bicycle improvements with proper government
agencies. Delineate bicycle lanes. Widen traffic lanes.
2. Increase availability of short-term, long-term, and high-security, on-demand bicycle
parking and related support facilities at key destinations.
3. Installation of traffic control devices. Provision of road markings, identification of pinch
points, construction of offset gates, bollards. Continue development of off-street
shared-use paths to create a connected trail system and to augment and support the
on-street bicycle network.
4. Licensing and registration of bicycles and owners. Evaluate progress annually and
publish a report that will quantify the number/mileage of facilities installed, bike counts
on select corridors, progress in the areas of education, encouragement, enforcement,
and the results of a citizen survey to gage public sentiment.
5. Prepare a plan for funding sources for bicycle infrastructure. It could come from the
paving program, parks operation, etc. Private sector funding and contributions from
developers is also critical.
6. Promote practical advantages of riding a bicycle. Promote events that encourages
cycling. Provide instructional programs aimed at particular audience (i.e, students,
adults, motorists, etc). Collaborate with bicycle advocacy groups to support
encouragement initiatives and events throughout the year. Establish partnerships with
community organizations to develop programs to promote bicycling as a part of green
and active lifestyles, chronic disease prevention, and youth recreation. Establish new

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partnerships with the business community to develop encouragement programs that
target employees and customers. Bicycle related business should be encouraged.
7. Enforcement should be preceded by awareness and education programs. Focus on
selected infraction targets so as to call public attention to the common causes of
accidents. Enforcement program should be designed as “prevention” measure rather
than “penalizing” tool. Enable the local police to effectively enforce traffic laws that
affect the safety of bicyclists. Encourage the public and private school systems to teach
children safe bicycling skills and practices, and reach adult parents through child
involvement.
8. As a matter of policy, integrate recommended bikeway improvements into street
improvement and safety projects and include bicycle quality of service among the
various criteria used to prioritize all street improvement projects. Develop procedures
for prioritizing the maintenance routines for streets in the adopted bicycle network and
provide sufficient funding for network maintenance to keep the cycling option attractive
for riders.
9. Using a variety of low cost communication mediums, educate the general public
(motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians) about appropriate etiquette and safe bicycle and
vehicle operation in traffic conditions.

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