There is no such thing as a typical bicyclists. A single persons preference for a bicycle route may vary based on the type of trip. Individuals also vary greatly in their tolerance of traffic, hills, weather and numerous other factors. The solution then is not one dimensional, but rather responds to the needs of the various users and trip types. For all the reasons listed about a bicycle system should be made up of a variety of routes that provide options for the user to choose their most comfortable route. Click here for a map of existing bicycle facilities in the City of Ferndale.
Integrating bicycle facilities into existing roadways takes into account the type of road, the desired motor vehicle speeds, the anticipated amount of motor vehicle traffic and the available Right-of-Way. The following are examples of some on-road bicycle facilities that are proposed in Ferndale: