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Roads & Trails BikeTexas Benchmark Study
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BikeTexas is currently undertaking a benchmarking study that will determine the baseline for bicyclist and pedestrian issues. This study will assess over 30 of Texas' largest cities on issues like pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, education and advocacy programs, funding, mode share, and safety. By doing an inventory of the innovations being made in cities across Texas, these cities will be able to learn from one another and see first hand how these ideas can be applied to their cities.

As educational reference material, BikeTexas has compiled informative web pages of bicycle terminology. The links explain innovative ideas in further detail to help city officials complete the survey, and to generally inform the public. All of these pages can be found in question form in the BikeTexas Benchmarking Study. The numbers of each link correspond directly to their number in the Benchmarking Survey. Each link provides imagery and a brief explanation to each term.


1 1.03 Shared Lane Markings "Sharrows"
2 1.05 Bike Boulevards
3 1.10 Paved Shared Use Paths
4 1.13 Natural Surface Shared Use Path
5 1.15 Single Track
6 1.23 Bike Rack with Permanent Chain or Cable
7 1.24 In-Street Bike Parking
8 1.25 Bike Lockers
9 1.26 Bike Depot
10 1.28 Secure Bike Parking Spaces
11 1.31 Bicycle Traffic Lights
12 1.32 Separated Bike Lane
13 1.34 Complete Streets Policy
14 1.35 Bicycle Accomodation Policy
15 1.45 Bridge and Underpass Accessibility
16 1.57 Buses with Bicycle Bell
17 1.58 Bus Bicycle Rack
18 1.60 Bikes in Transit Vehicles
19 1.64 Storm Grates Parallel to the Street
20 1.70 Path Sweeping
21 1.72 Vegetation Maintenance
22 1.74 Surface Repair
23 1.79 Street Light Intersection Metal Detector (Loop Detector)
24 2.02 Prohibited Cycling on Sidewalks
25 4.03 Bicycle Advisory Committee
26 6.07 SafeCyclist
27 6.16 Bike to Work Day
28 6.29 Street Closure Events
29 6.35 Bicycle Co-op
30 6.36 Bicycle Advocacy Organization
31 Abilene Bicycle Policies
32 Alamo Bicycle Policies
33 Alton Bicycle Policies
34 Amarillo Bicycle Policies
35 Arlington Bicycle Policies
36 Austin Bicycle Policies
37 Beaumont Bicycle Policies
38 Brownsville Bicycle Policies
39 Carrollton Bicycle Policies
40 Corpus Christi Bicycle Policies
41 Dallas Bicycle Policies
42 Denton Bicycle Policies
43 Edinburg Bicycle Policies
44 El Paso Bicycle Policies
45 Fort Worth Bicycle Policies
46 Frisco Bicycle Policies
47 Garland Bicycle Policies
48 Grand Prairie Bicycle Policies
49 Harlingen Bicycle Policies
50 Helotes Bicycle Policies
51 Houston Bicycle Policies
52 Irving Bicycle Policies
53 Killeen Bicycle Policies
54 Laredo Bicycle Policies
55 Lewisville Bicycle Policies
56 Lubbock Bicycle Policies
57 McAllen Bicycle Policies
58 McKinney Bicycle Policies
59 Mesquite Bicycle Policies
60 Midland Bicycle Policies
61 Mission Bicycle Policies
62 New Braunfels Bicycle Policies
63 Odessa Bicycle Policies
64 Palmhurst Bicycle Policies
65 Pasadena Bicycle Policies
66 Pharr Bicycle Policies
67 Plano Bicycle Policies
68 Richardson Bicycle Policies
69 Round Rock Bicycle Policies
70 San Angelo Bicycle Policies
71 San Antonio Bicycle Policies
72 San Juan Bicycle Policies
73 San Marcos Bicycle Policies
74 Texas Bicycle Policies by City
75 Tyler Bicycle Policies
76 Waco Bicycle Policies
77 Weslaco Bicycle Policies
78 Wichita Falls Bicycle Policies

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