Protected Bike Lanes

Protected bike lanes, sometimes called separated bikeways, are physically separated from vehicle travel lanes, parking lanes, and sidewalks. Separation is provided through physical barriers between the bike lane and the vehicle travel lane using raised curbs, bollards, vehicle parking, or planter strips. Separated bikeways can be one-way or two-way facilities. Two-way protected bike lanes allow bicycle movement in both directions on one side of the road. Both one-way and two-way protected bike lanes are appropriate along streets with anticipated high-bicyclist volumes or high-vehicle traffic volumes and speeds.