Columbia Public Works is asking the public to view experimental bike pavement markings at four Columbia intersections and then take an online survey.
The experimental bike markings are currently located on the northbound and southbound approaches of Garth and Broadway, Garth and Worley, West Boulevard and Worley, and West Boulevard and Broadway.
Public Works is working in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) who produces the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) to test the effectiveness of the markings.
“Feedback from the survey will be provided to the FHWA and if successful could be included in future editions of the MUTCD manual,” said Traffic Engineer Lee White. “They were previously tested in a bicycle simulator at the University of Missouri-Columbia’s ZouSim testing lab in 2015.”
All public agencies and owners of private roads open to public travel rely on the MUTCD to bring uniformity to the roadway.
The survey will close on July 5, 2017. If you have special needs or do not have electronic access to the survey, please contact Ted Curtis at (573) 489-8853.
Any bike pavement markings added to Columbia intersections as a result of this survey would be paid for through the Federal Highway Administration’s Non-Motorized Transportation grant that Columbia received in 2012 known as Getabout Columbia.