Part of: Design Principles of Cycling [Draft Version]

Bike Lanes at the Sidewalk Level

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Lanes on the pavement level can be considered protected and designed as separate facilities than those used by pedestrians.

Cycle lanes placed within the pedestrian pavement can constrict the space available for walking, leading to safety and comfort challenges. Pedestrian walkways require a bare minimum width of 1.5-1.8 meters, and more for high pedestrian volume areas.