MDOT is attempting to be bicycle friendly with their new rumble strip safety initiative.
In Michigan there are approximately 1,299 miles (2,598 if you count both sides of the road) of road that are candidates for rumble strips. Of this number there are about 50 miles of divided "M" routes (200 miles if you count both shoulders of the road in each direction). MDOT projects annual crash reduction of: 105 crashes, 9 A-injuries (serious/near fatal) and 1 fatality.
MDOT's general guidelines for installing rumble strips:
MDOT's Non-motorized Program and the Traffic and Safety division collaboated in devloping the rumble strip guidelines to improve safety of both cyclists and motorists MDOT plans to reevaluate the rumble strip program to see what sort of safety benefits resulted after three years.
|MDOT Rumble Strip Guidelines||
|MDOT Guidelines for the use of rural, non-freeway rumble strips.
- Photos of improperly installed rumble strips by MDOT
- MDOT removes rumble strips after the Amish say they're dangerous
- Adventure Cycling Rumble Strip Report
- League of American Bicyclists Report and Action Alert
- Federal Highway Administration's Overview Page
- Federal Highway Administration's Bicyclists Concern Page
- League of American Bicyclists/Alliance for Biking & Walking Report