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Typical Dimensions: Consult the MUTCD for official guidance on dimensions for the appropriate facility type marking (bike lane, shared lane, etc.).

Typical Dimensions: Consult the MUTCD for official guidance on dimensions for the appropriate facility type marking (bike lane, shared lane, etc.).

Estimated Cost: Less than $100 for supplies and printing.

Estimated Cost: Borrow / use city or contractor stencil.

Overview: Cardboard stencil used to guide the application of various bikeway / pavement markings.

Overview: Official pavement marking stencils can be had by your city government or the construction conractor they work with on the delivery of such markings.

F Demo (1 day - 1 month) Pilot (1 month - 1 year)

Interim (1 - 5 years)

F Demo (1 day - 1 month) F Pilot (1 month - 1 year) F Interim (1 - 5 years)

Recommended Applications and Installation ɖShared ɖ Lane Markings: Follow MUTCD guidelines to create a marking that measures 40 in wide. x 112 in. long (including chevron). Place sharrow marking in the center of the travel lane, a minimum of 11 ft. from curb where parking is present, or 4 ft. from the curb on streets with no curbside parking and apply spray paint, spay chalk, or sidewalk chalk. ɖBike ɖ Lanes: Follow MUTCD guidelines to create a marking that measures 40 in wide. x 112 in. long (including arrow).Place marking in center of bicycle lane, at a minimum twice per block (start and end of the lane). Increased frequency should be based on local judgment (design speed, length of block, number of driveways etc.).

Recommended Applications and Installation ɖShared ɖ Lane: Follow MUTCD guidelines to create a marking that measures 40 in wide. x 112 in. long (including chevron). Place sharrow marking in the center of the travel lane, a minimum of 11 ft. from curb where parking is present, or 4 ft. from the curb on streets with no curbside parking and apply spray paint, spay chalk, or sidewalk chalk. ɖBike ɖ Lanes: Follow MUTCD guidelines to create a marking that measures 40 in wide. x 112 in. long (including arrow). Place marking in center of bicycle lane, at a minimum twice per block (start and end of the lane). Increased frequency should be based on local judgment (design speed, length of block, number of driveways etc.).

Tips and Considerations »» Print marking to scale on paper and cut out. Place paper over cardboard and trace. Cut cardboard using utility knife or sharp scissors; Ask someone with keen arts / crafts skills to trace / cut. »» Cheap and possibly reusable for future demonstration projects (wet spray paint / spray chalk will eventually compromise quality / stiffness of the cardboard. »» Choose extra large moving boxes that when flattened can collapse further. Potential Sources »» Reclaim discarded cardboard boxes (extra large) or purchase from local hardware or moving supply store and create stencil.

Tips and Considerations »» Use of official (over homemade) stencil often yields more professional looking and accurate results. It’s also less time consuming. »» Materials may vary (plastic, metal etc.) but most stencils are flexible and easy to transport.

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Potential Sources »» Source from transportation / public works department, or preferred pavement marking contractor should the city outsource this type of work.

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