ITE Pedestrian and Bicycle Council (PBC) has long recognized concerns regarding
pedestrian and bicyclist safety at interchanges as a key barrier to increasing
the walk and bike mode shares in our transportation networks. While some local
and regional jurisdictions have already recommended practices on interchange
designs that accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists, currently there is not a
collection of best practices available in the United States or Canada.
response, the PBC developed Recommended Design Guidelines to Accommodate Pedestrians and Bicycles to provide design guidelines for improving
safety and accessibility for pedestrians and bicyclists at interchanges. The
guidelines identify speciﬁc dimensions, safety features, signing, pavement
markings, design geometries, and other treatments. These best practices are
intended to provide insight into future updates of statewide or federal highway
report is published as an ITE proposed recommended practice. As such, it is to
be considered in its proposed form, but is subject to change after receipt and
consideration of suggestions received from those who have reviewed the report.
are encouraged to submit their written suggestions for improving this report to
Lisa Fontana Tierney, ITE Traﬃc Engineering Senior Director, at
1627 Eye Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20006 USA. Written suggestions
should be received at the above address no later than May 31, 2014 to ensure
consideration for incorporation into the ﬁnal recommended practice report.
publication will be available by mid-April. The report (Publ. No.: RP-039) may
be purchased from the ITE Bookstore. To order, please visit ITE on the Web at www.ite.org.