Government Contract | Michigan
Development of Differential Criteria for Determining Appropriateness of Side Path Applications for Bicycle Use

Bid Information


Bid Alert No: 00000397867

Bid Title: Development of Differential Criteria for Determining Appropriateness of Side Path Applications for Bicycle Use

Agency Bid No. Title: 15-186

Received Date: 10/22/2015

Close Date: 11/30/2015

Purchase Type: 6/1/16 - 6/30/18

Delivery Point: Various Locations, Michigan

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Bidder Preregistration

Specifications

Specifications include, but are not limited to: Quantitative assessment (Metrics) are needed to determine when on-road facilities are appropriate inaddition to side-paths in urban and suburban environments to accommodate bicyclists. Inappropriateapplication and use of side-paths may result in higher risk to bicyclists who perceive such facilities assafe due to separation from the motor vehicle traffic stream. On a side-path, bicyclists are less visibleto motorists entering/exiting driveways and at intersections. At intersections, if bicyclists riding on aside-path dont dismount and cross the intersection like a pedestrian on the walk signal, or slow towalking speed, they may be at greater risk of being involved in a crash from right or left turningvehicles. The risk of crash is often amplified due to drivers and bicyclists having less reaction timethan for pedestrians traveling at low speed.

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Product Codes: 91896, 92518

Agency Information


Issuing Agency: State of Michigan, Department of Transportation (MDOT)

State: Michigan

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Josh DeBruyn Construction Field Services Division, 8885 Ricks Road, Lansing, Michigan, 48917

Email: mdot-research@michigan.gov

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