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Bike Facilities and Resources

The City Bike Plan maps out where bike routes should be located, and what type of facility the route should be. These on-street facilities create a network that makes getting around by bike easier and safer. Different facility types are used for different roads, based on many factors including speed limit, traffic volumes, parking, and road classification.

  • Shared Roadway
    Marked by a yellow, diamond-shaped sign with a black bike. These signs are on roads where people on bikes and those in vehicles are meant to share the road. They are typically installed on streets where a person in a vehicle can safely pass a person on a bike with three feet of distance.

    Share the Road Bicyclists City of Denton
  • Sharrows
    A shared lane marking of a bicycle symbol with two chevrons above it. People on bikes and in vehicles are sharing the roadway. Used on low-volume, low-speed streets under 30 MPH.

    Sharrows - Shared Lane Bicyclists City of Denton
  • Bike lane
    A lane meant for the exclusive use of people on bicycles. The lane is striped white with a minimum width of five feet.

    Bike Only Lane City of Denton
  • Buffered bike lane
    A bike lane with a buffer section between the bike lane and travel way. The buffer can be as simple as an extra foot of paint, to bollards or planters.

    Buffered bike lane City of Denton
  • Contra-flow bike lane
    A bike lane that runs opposite of vehicular traffic. Found on one-way streets where opposite-direction traffic would provide a key link. Some type of buffer is necessary.

    Contra-flow bike lane City of Denton
  • Green bike lane
    These are used to identify conflict areas where people in vehicles and on bicycles are interacting to make each more aware of the other’s presence.

    Green bike lane City of Denton
  • Shared use path/Sidepath
    An extra-wide sidewalk (typically eight or more feet wide) adjacent to the roadway that is meant for travel by pedestrians and people on bikes.

    Shared use path Sidepath Bicyclists City of Denton
  • Trail
    A wide path outside of the road right-of-way meant for use by all non-motorized form of transportation.

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