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CASE STUDY: BURLINGTON, VT 1 year Pilot

BEFORE

AFTER

Project Type: Protected bike lane and intersection treatments Sponsor Organization: Burlington Public Works Agencies Involved: Transit Operators, Burlington Police and Fire Departments Materials Budget: $155,000 Key Materials: »» Surface Treatments: Lines/striping and pavement markings created using standard traffic striping paint. »» Barrier Element: Armadillos and Plastic Delineators About the Project: The North Avenue Pilot Project is a year long traffic calming effort led by Burlington Public Works. The project includes the addition of protected bike lanes and the improvement of various intersections with curb extensions and crosswalks. To install the pilot, city crews ground out existing lines and painted in the new striping configuration. The City is using both armadillos and delineators as barriers for the protected bike lanes, to test how the materials perform. Burlington Public Works plans to continually assess the pilot by hosting forums and public meetings, collecting data, and conducting surveys. Adjustments will be made if necessary throughout the duration of the pilot, which will run through the summer of 2017.

22’ travel lane with no bike lane, and frequent sidewalk riding.

3’

7’

Testing Barrier Elements

Above: Testing flexible delineators and armadillos as a bikeway barrier element. Below: creating curb extensions using delineators and striping. See spec sheet pages 28 and 40.

Top left: North Avenue before the pilot configuration (Google). Top right and bottom: A one-year pilot project is testing a range of pedestrian abd bicycle designs / materials enhancements. (City of Burlington Public Works Department).

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