Bicycle Facilities 101
Are you confused about the many different types of bicycle facilities? Don't know the difference between a Class-I, II, III, protected bike lanes, bike routes, bikeways, etc? This page has been created to help you understand the basics of bicycle infrastructure.
The Streets and Highway Code Section 890.4 defines a "Bikeway" as a facility that is provided primarily for bicycle travel.
Class-I Bike Path
Provides a completely separated right of way for the exclusive use of bicycles and pedestrians with crossflow by motorists minimized.
Class-II Bike Lane
Provides a striped lane for one-way bike travel on a street or highway.
Class-III Bike Route
Provides for shared use with pedestrian or motor vehicle traffic.