A new guidebook has been published out of Portland, Oregon on designs and treatments for Bicycle Boulevards. Bicycle Boulevards
are low-volume and low-speed streets that have been optimised for bicycle travel through treatments such as traffic calming and traffic reduction, signage and pavement markings, and intersection crossing treatments. These treatments allow though movements for cyclists while discouraging similar through trips by non-local motorised traffic.
A link to the guidebook can be found below.
Bike Boulevards have been extremely successful in Portland and other North American cities, most of which are relatively flat and have strong grid road networks. Creating a network of Bike Boulevards can be more challenging in cities like Brisbane where few roads provide the connectivity both cyclists and motorists need.
Fortunately, non-grid networks can provide hidden opportunities for Bike Boulevards. For example, no through roads can be connected with bicycle-only pathways. And since many of these roads already feature low traffic volumes, simply improving wayfinding and some intersection crossing treatments may be all that is needed to get cyclists moving.