Posted on August 10, 2010 1:36 AM
New fact sheet on bicycle stair ramps and channels
The National Center for Bicycling and Walking (NCBW) recently published a new fact sheet as part of its Active Living Resource Center (ALRC) entitled “Active Facts: Ramps and channels to link bikes and trains.” The fact sheet offers information on infrastructure designed to overcome one of the most common barriers to use of bicycles at transit stations: stairs. It provides details on designs and materials used for channels and ramps alongside stairs, which allow bicyclists to safely and easily roll their bikes up or down stairways. In addition to transit stations, channels and ramps can be useful in any situation where stairs are present that bicyclists may need to use.