Lane Narrowing
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Accommodating multiple alternative transportation modes effectively requires additional space within the SR 82 right of way. This can be accomplished by expanding the right-of-way – which can be costly, time-consuming, and disruptive to the frontage properties – or efficiently sharing space within the existing right-of-way.

Automobile travel lanes should be narrowed to the maximum extent feasible to accommodate multimodal transportation options. Figures 5-2a through 5-2d depict lane narrowing effects relative to pedestrian, bicycle, and transit travel modes:

  1. a. Existing lanes, typically 12+ feet in width.
  2. b. Improved pedestrian facilities, including bulb-outs and median refuges.
  3. c. Designated bike lane.
  4. d. Dedicated transit lanes for BRT and/or other transit modes, with curbside parking and corner curb bulb-outs.

Multiple modes can be accommodated in many locations along SR 82. Lane narrowing generally has a traffic calming effect as well, which can further promote multimodal transportation objectives.