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Low stress bikeway design is a key buzzword today, but they key to this is safer streets for all users, and is a national effort. It is not about just adding bikeways to roads to create low stress bikeways, but separation that is properly designed that is a integral part of that effort. The design of bikeways must also include design of conflict points and intersections that take into consideration all types of users, how roads operate, configuration intersections and the durability and visibility of the materials used to demarcate the lane and conflict points. Green bike lane surfacing is a safety feature that communicates to road users that a portion of the roadway has been set aside for preferential or dedicated use by bicyclists and serves as a continuous reminder to drivers of the possibility of the presence of bicyclists as they merge or change lanes.

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