Transportation - What is a Neighborhood Byway?

What is a Neighborhood Byway?

A neighborhood byway is a low-speed, low-volume, "quiet" street that has been optimized for comfortable and convenient bicycle and pedestrian travel, primarily by improving the crossings of major cross-streets. In other cities, neighborhood byways may be called bicycle boulevards, greenways, quite streets, or bicycle-friendly streets.

To prevent motorists from using the neighborhood byway as a "cut-through", drivers may be restricted from using the crossings. For example, on 600 East, several crossings will require motorists to turn right onto the major cross street, instead of going through on the neighborhood byway.

Family-friendly Low Stress Bicycling

Neighborhood byways are deemed low-stress bikeways and are considered to be suitable to most people on bikes. The perceived sense of safety and comfort afforded by low-stress bikeways is appealing to many people and may help to attract new riders, especially those who may not be comfortable riding in traffic or on regular painted bike lanes.

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