Accommodating bicycle and pedestrian travel
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In the fall of 2000 the Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC) began a planning study on behalf of the Kentucky Transporta tion Cabinet (KYTC) to investigate the bicycle and pedestrian access on KY 1968 (Parkers Mill Road) from Man O War Boulevard to New Circle Road in Lexington.
The structural strength provided in the base should be adequate for the anticipated traffic.
Where truck traffic may be expected to drive on or park on the shoulder, the strength should be comparable to the traveled way, with an asphalt concrete surface.
During the meeting, the stakeholders completed a survey using electronic polling equipment and software.
Some low-volume roads were built with little or no shoulders.Parkers Mill Road is scheduled to be reconstructed in 10 to 15 years but an interim temporary solution to pedestrian and bicycle access along this travel corridor is being sought.The objective of this planning and design study was to gather background information and include all interested parties in developing alternative plans for bicycle and pedestrian travel along Parkers Mill Road.Faster confident bicyclists may tend to travel in the main lanes, but this is not true for younger or less confident bike riders.A chip sealed surface with a relatively thin gravel base may be adequate for many pedestrian and bicycle applications.