For the insomniacs among us...
"The Federal Highway Administration has published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Amendments (NPA) to the MUTCD. This NPA contains comprehensive revisions that are proposed for incorporation into the next edition of the MUTCD. A 7-month period is being provided for comments to the docket, which will close on July 31, 2008. To access the documents for review, select from the list below:"
You know, there's been many a night I've stayed up late reading a copy of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices by candlelight. Sometimes I've read passages aloud to my wife. It's far more romantic than, say, "Sonnets from the Portuguese" by Elizabeth Barret Browning. Lizzie didn't know squat about the placement of informational signage or lane control devices and their meanings.
On Chainguard, Wayne Pein posted this from Richard C. Moeur:
This webpage also has tips on posting comments to the docket and other useful info. Feel free to redistribute or forward as needed. Part 9 of the MUTCD is the section that deals specifically with bicycle facilities, although all the other Parts do affect bicyclists to varying degrees. New items proposed for Part 9 include: - Mode-Specific signs for skaters & other users - Revised numbered bicycle route marker signs & plaques - Reference Location Signs (Mileposts) for paths - Bicycle-specific direction & distance signing - Revision of Use of Bike Lane Signs - Shared Lane Markings - Bikes May Use Full Lane regulatory signs One more thing: references and citations to relevant research or studies can help increase the credibility of individual or organizational comments. The docket number is 28977, and comments are accepted at www.regulations.gov until Thursday, 31 July 2008.
Let the rulemaking fun begin!
Allow me to emphasize that sentence again - "...references and citations to relevant research or studies can help increase the credibility of individual or organizational comments."
LINK to Richard Moeur's website, with the MUTCD proposal organized a little differently. This webpage also has tips on posting comments to the docket and other useful info. Feel free to redistribute or forward as needed.
Labels: bicycling advocacy