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Newbury Vermont Bike Improvements



Bicycle Improvements and Impacts
 
Challenges
 

--There is no funding available to replace or widen bridges or build separate bicycle/ pedestrian bridges.

 

--The existing walkways are part of the bridge structures and cannot be removed or modified.

 

--Existing traffic lane widths are substandard and cannot be significantly reduced to add a bike lane.

 
Solutions that will be implemented as part of the project:
 
--Install automatically triggered “Bikes on Bridge” flashing warning signs. 
 
--Improve ramps onto existing walkways
 
--Increase height of bridge railing by one foot
 
--Improve drainage to reduce water pooling

ODOT activated the new "Bikes on Bridge When Lights Flash" beacons.

  BikesonBridgeLightWeb.jpg

 

 Features of the flashing light and signs

    --The signs help draw the attention of motorists to bicyclists riding in the right lane.
 
--No stopping is required. The signs are activated by an automatic sensor.  
 
--The signs will be located prior to the bridges in each direction.
 
--A green bike lane has been installed has already been installed on Barbur Boulevard.
 

This is what the sign says:

 
  
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Project Contact:
Susan Hanson, Community Affairs Coordinator
503-731-3490