Accommodating bicycle and pedestrian travel

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.

In the Spring 2013 issue of Nuggets & Nibbles, we reproduced a historic article - Highway Shoulder Design, Construction and Maintenance.Doing so would pose a safety hazard, implying that bikes and pedestrians would be required (illegally) to share a bike lane.A better choice is to place a sign advising folks to share the 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.

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