BICYCLE FACILITY DESIGN REVIEW/PAVED SHOULDER
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This is the part of the roadway that is adjacent to and on the same level as the travel lanes. Adding or increasing the width of paved shoulders can provide improved accommodations for bicycling particularly where vehicle speeds are high or lanes are narrow. Paved shoulders are frequently used on rural roadways.
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Guide for Reviewing Public Road Design and Bicycling Accommodations for Virginia Bicycling Advocates