US 302 Bicycle and Pedestrian Scoping Study

As part of the 2015 US 302-Berlin bicycle pedestrian scoping study, an alternative will provide bicycle lanes along the entire project area, from the Wayside diner to Ames plaza. It will include reconfiguring the portion of US 302 that currently has 5 travel lanes to have 3 travel lanes: one in each direction, and a center left turn lane. This type of treatment is often called a “Road Diet”, and will provide ample room for buffered bicycle lanes. The bicycle lanes will be separated from the travel lanes with a painted buffer, which could be upgrade to a physical or landscape buffer in the future. VTrans will conduct a two month trial this summer, as part of a paving project. If successful, the new lane configuration will be included in the final pavement layer.

Check out the video about the road diet: