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Zig Zags by charles pekow What may prove the most efficient way to slow down motorists at bike trail crossings? The straight answer: zig-zags. Not zig-zagging the road; just bending the stripes on it. An experiment on the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail found that the break in the pavement marking pattern warns them of a bicycle/pedestrian crossing very well at a much lower cost than alternatives. the experiment proved so successful that it may turn into the start of a change in they way we warn motorists of trail crossings. Proponents, however, will have to put the idea through a long ride with a bunch of stops before traffic authorities can adopt it at will. The 45-mile bike trail through Northern Virginia is one of the most well-used, well-maintained trails in the mid-Atlantic and connects with many other trails. It provides a linear path for many commuters and recreational cyclists as well as other trail users between Arlington and Purcellville. In its 45 miles, it crosses roadways more than 70 times and therefore creates more than 70 potential spots for serious collisions with automobiles. To find a way to reduce collisions and injuries, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) tried a special kind of on-pavement warning for motorists: a zig-zag. It just replaces white or yellow straight strips with ones that streak back and forth at an angle between lanes and along the side of the road as the street approaches crossings. Alternatively, VDOT painted wavy stripes down the middle of the lanes. VDOT tried the markings only at two crossings in Loudoun County: where the W&OD crosses Belmont Ridge Road and Sterling Boulevard. But the effect on alerting motorists proved so effective that VDOT thinks it should be adopted not just on the trail or in Virginia – but in many places where bike trails cross a major road. The Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC) published a study of the effectiveness of the markings. It put the burden on VDOT's Northern Region Traffic Engineering Division to persuade the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to recommend zig-zag markings in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the guide it publishes for road managers for all bicycle and auto traffic signals. And, of course, Virginia wants the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices to consider recommending them in the manual. The committee will have to do so before the potentially life-saving and injury-preventing strategy catches on in this country. “This is only one study but we thought the results were so good that they would translate to other areas,” says Research Scientist Lance Dougald, the principal study author. (Before testing them in Virginia starting in 2009, however, VDOT had to get an exemption zig zags continued on p.20 Speed Studio utilizes some of the most advanced fitting systems available, including Retul, and the Slowtwitch F.I.S.T. fit to help cyclists choose the optimum bicycle for their performance needs or to refine their current position. We are dedicated to the idea that fit accuracy will yield both speed and comfort. Speed Studio features such brands as: In addition to our premium Fit Systems, we offer a comprehensive selection of fit services including static pro performance and aero fits, clean alignment (including the LOOK Keo Fit Adjustment System), and the Fit Kit Measuring System. Speed Studio is brought to you by: Bike Doctor Arnold of Maryland Please contact Steve Ruck at 410.544.3532 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a fit consultation August2011 19