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.
One area not discussed was how bicycles and pedestrians interact with the shoulder of the road, especially in the many rural areas around the state.
With the increased attention being paid to providing access for pedestrians and bicyclists on our roadways, when and how to safely accommodate their needs is not always easy to determine. When feasible, road shoulders provide the space for motorists and cyclists to share the road Road shoulders are often a preferred treatment to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians on rural roads.
They may choose to use a separate path, if provided.