What is a Bicycle Boulevard?
A Bicycle Boulevard, sometimes called a bicycle priority street, is a street where all types of vehicles are allowed, but the roadway is modified as needed to enhance bicycle safety and convenience. Typically these modifications will also calm traffic and improve pedestrian safety. Berkeley’s seven bicycle boulevards are the backbone of the City’s network of 50 bikeways.
The Bicycle Boulevard Design Tools and Guidelines Report defines how the bicycle boulevards will look and function in Berkeley. The bicycle boulevard streets are being designed as places where bicycles and cars can equally share the road. The boulevards are mostly residential streets, however some sections pass through commercial areas. Generally there are few cars on these streets, in large part because of the pre-existing traffic calming devices that slow and/or divert traffic. Additional bicycle lanes are not planned for any bicycle boulevard streets, however bicycle lanes will remain on those streets that had them before the bicycle boulevard project began.
More about Bicycle Boulevards:
Planning and Implementation History
Bicycle Boulevard Network
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