An assessment of existing bicycle advisory pavement marking on urban roads

Nepal, Kali Prasad 2015, An assessment of existing bicycle advisory pavement marking on urban roads, Road and transport research: a journal of Australian and New Zealand research and practice, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 42-53.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title An assessment of existing bicycle advisory pavement marking on urban roads
Author(s) Nepal, Kali PrasadORCID iD for Nepal, Kali Prasad orcid.org/0000-0001-7497-1983
Journal name Road and transport research: a journal of Australian and New Zealand research and practice
Volume number 24
Issue number 2
Start page 42
End page 53
Total pages 12
Publisher Australian Road Research Board
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2015-06
ISSN 1037-5783
Summary Bicycle advisory treatments are used to advise road users of the potential presence of cyclists and of the location where cyclists may be expected to ride on a road. They include pavement markings, warning signs, guide signs, and as such have no regulatory function. The most common type of bicycle advisory pavement markings is the shared lane marking. Other forms of bicycle advisory pavement marking have also been trialled and used in several local jurisdictions. The bicycle awareness zone is an example of such facility which has been trialled and used in southeast Queensland, Australia since the late 1990s. A bicycle awareness zone is similar to shared lane marking in principle but differs in the type of logo and, in some cases, location of its placement on the road. This study assesses the operational and safety issues at three bicycle awareness zone sites by analysing video-assisted observation data collected in 2011 by Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Australia. Of the several applications of bicycle awareness zones, this study only covers a particular application where the centre of the bicycle symbol is placed exactly over the parking edge line. Unlike previous studies, which mostly covered before-and-after evaluations of bicycle advisory pavement markings, the focus of this study is to assess whether the placement of bicycle awareness zone symbols has been successful. The aggregated results from video-assisted observational data show that the cyclists did not always track themselves over the centre of the symbols. Rather, both the cyclists' lateral tracking positions and road user interactions varied with the widths of kerbside parallel parking space. Since the bicycle awareness zone symbols are not positioned on the cyclists' desired line of ride on some roads, their operational effectiveness and safety value are questioned.
Language eng
Field of Research 090507 Transport Engineering
0905 Civil Engineering
1507 Transportation And Freight Services
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Australian Road Research Board
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079829

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Engineering
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 169 Abstract Views, 3 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 12:09:46 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.