What’s Velo?

VĂ©lo is the French word for bike.

Crosswalk timing issues

I am quoted in this article on KARE11 about the FHWA adjusting crosswalk waking speeds from 4.0 ft/s to 3.5 ft/s in 2009:

Crosswalk timing an issue in many MN counties

Reuben Collins is a traffic engineer behind Streets.mn – a blog dedicated to safer transportation – and says the best solution hasn’t been . . . → Read More: Crosswalk timing issues

Shared Bike Turn Lanes

I was working with a client recently where we briefly considered installing a shared right-turn lane and bike lane. This is a relatively new strategy used in locations where there is not enough roadway width to maintain a standard 5′ bike lane through an intersection – typically because that roadway space is used for right-turn . . . → Read More: Shared Bike Turn Lanes

Interim Approval for Green Bike Lanes

Back in April, the FHWA granted “an Interim Approval for the optional use of green colored pavement in marked bicycle lanes and in extensions of bicycle lanes through intersections and other traffic conflict areas.”

Green Bike Lane

Before this interim approval, communities that wanted to implement green bike lanes had to do one of . . . → Read More: Interim Approval for Green Bike Lanes