Protected Cycle Track
One-way cycle tracks are protected from vehicular traffic by a parking lane or a raised buffer. The track can be at road level, raised fully to sidewalk level, or partially raised with an intermediate mountable curb. Provide 2 m cycle lanes for cyclists to pass one another and a 1 m minimum buffer to reduce the risk of conflict with vehicle doors being opened in parking-protected cycle tracks.
Bidirectional Cycle Tracks
Bidirectional cycle tracks can be located either on the side or in the center of the street. The two cycling directions are separated by a painted dashed line. Two-way cycle tracks are typically assigned to one side of the street, but may be complemented on both sides of wide streets with high cycling volumes or local access needs.
Raised Cycle Track
Often called Copenhagen style cycle tracks, these facilities are vertically separated from motor vehicle traffic, raised either to the sidewalk level or an intermediate level. A mountable curb with a 4:1 slope is provided for safe entry and exit. Protection strategies between cyclists and pedestrians may include street furnishings or low vegetation. The overall width should be at least 1.8 m, with a preferred minimum of 2 m.
Curbside Buffered Cycle Lane
An exclusive clear path of at least 1.8 m provides a dedicated path with pavement markings and signage adjacent to the curb. An additional buffer space of a minimum of 1 m, and ideally 1.2 m, is marked between the cycle lane and the roadway. It is most applicable when speeds are below 40 km/h. As speeds or volumes increase, vertical separation increases safety and comfort. Cyclists remain visible to adjacent motorists and flexible bollards may be added in some cases.