State of Califronia



  Cycling Infrastructure

Within the state outside of urban environment


Links to State cycling office or resources      
  State cycling map      

Updated - 2006-09-28 - Page is under constrution



General Impressions - Cycling Facilities Encountered






The State Roads


  Cycling Vision      


  Cycling Mode Share      
  Master Cycling Program      
  State Cycling Organizations      
  Public Involvement – Cycling Advisory Committee      
  Advocacy Organizations      
  Cycling Resources - Map      
    Hard Copy    
    Trip Planning – On-Line    
   Cycling Resources - Website      

Cycling Network

  Current Cycling Network      
  Future Network Plans      
  Naming Convention – Cycling Facilities      

Cycling Infrastructure Design

  Bike Lanes      
    Two-Way Bike Lanes on Road – Not Separated    
    Two-Way Bike Lanes on Road – Physically Separated    
    Two-Way Bike Lanes on Road Shoulder – Vertically Not Separated

    Two-Way Bike Lanes on Road Shoulder – Vertically Separated

  Bike Routes      


Paved Shoulder      
  Off-Road Paths or Trails      
  Intersection Design      
    Not Signalized    
    Right Turn Traffic Lane and Straight Through Bike Lane

    Left Turn Bike Lane    


  Bike Route Crossing    
  Cyclist-Activated Traffic Signals      
  Pavement Markings      
    Cyclist or Bike Stencil    
    Bike Lane Line Width    
    Bike Lane with Car Parking Adjacent    
  Pavement Colouring      


Pavement - Rumble Strips Californian design    
  Signage   Signage, including destination, direction, information, and warning, was plentiful. The question is whether it is visible enough or can be easily missed when cycling by.  


  Route Signs    


      Signage - Right Turn Lane and Straight Through Bike Lane  
    Share the Road    
  Bike Parking      
    Post and Ring    
    Bike Racks    
    Bike Lockers    
    Bike Stations    
    Municipal Policy and Strategy, Target    
  Cyclists Amenities      
    End of Trip Facilities    
    Trip Facilities    
Cycling Infrastructure Design
Standards and Directions
Cycling and Transit        
  Cycling Mode Share - Transit Ridership      
  Cycling Mode Share - Rapid Transit Station Access      
  Targets – Cycling and Transit Usage      
  Bus and Bikes      
    Bike Racks Bus Program    
    Bus Stops Access and Bike Parking    
  Streetcars and Bikes      
  Rapid Transit and Bikes      
    Rapid Transit Stops Access and Bike Parking    
  Commuter Transit and Bikes - Regional      
    Rapid Transit Stops Access and Bike Parking    
  Trains – Inter-Regional      
  Cycling Friendly Transit Stops      
  Home or Work to Station Collector System

Marketing of Cycling        
  Target Customers      
  Marketing Plan      
  Intermodal Commuting      
  Marketing to Touring Cyclists      
   Amtrak Brochure – Bring your Bike on Amtrak California    
      Kudos to Amtrak and Caltrans, Division of Rail. Just an excellent approach to attracting people to combining bike and transit (trains and trains / bus) for a trip in California.

      The brochure reads “Amtrak California is Bicycle-Friendly”. Caltrans has provided funding for trains operating within the state and bicycle facilities on board.

    On the cover page is a cyclist (Why a white male?) cycling on a bike bridge in Berkeley and a message “Trip Ideas Inside”. On a panel on trains, the reader is advised that there are 3 hooks in each car, as a minimum with some having 12, for hanging bikes. Some trains carry bikes in boxes only. For Amtrak connector buses, they also carry bikes so the coverage is state wide.

    There is a panel on how to bike and rail. It explains how to attach your bike to a hook. Then there is a panel on bikes and Amtrak buses. These buses have a baggage bay for bikes.

    Now, here is the really good part of the brochure that Amtrak and Caltrans should be congratulated for. On one side of the brochure there is a four panel map of California. The routes for Bikes on Amtrak Californian trains, on Amtrak Californian buses, on Commuter rail, on BART, on urban rail are all shown. Bike friendly destinations are marked with a circle. Beside each town or city which is bike friendly there is a description of what could be done in the area, types of cycling facilities, distance of paved trails, and an internet address for more information. The map is called “Top 25 Bike-Train Ideas”.

    The Californian Coast and Cycling

      A cycling Network that would induce people to tour the area by bike.



Looking out from the train, occasionally there are paved bike paths close to the water. Other times there are bike lanes on the coastal roads.

  Communications with Cyclists      
  Education and Safety      

Cycling Contribution to the Economy

  Cycling and the Local Economy

    Retail and Hospitality Services    
    Touring Cyclists Contributions    
  Contribution to Bicycle Industry      
Opportunities for Improvement