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A number of case studies, projects and studies are presented here to support the design guidance.

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Nelson region - Appleby bridge activated warning sign

The Waimea River Bridge in Appleby is a key arterial connection between Richmond, Brightwater and local destinations and is commonly used by bicycle commuters.  An electronic cycle warning signs system to improve cycle safety on narrow high risk roads.

Nelson region - The application of dual crossings at an existing roundabout

Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council, Waka Kotahi and the local Countdown supermarket partnered to improve the safety and accessibility for users of the Champion/Salisbury Road roundabout in Tasman.

Nelson - St Vincent Street (bi-directional) separated cycleway

A bi-directional separated cycle facility was constructed on St Vincent Street in Nelson in 2014. 

USA Portland - Neighbourhood greenways

Portland has an extensive neighbourhood greenway network. In Portland the posted speed limit for these neighbourhood greenways is generally 20 mph (32 km/h) and they strive for an average volume of less than 1500 vehicles per day (vpd).

Coloured surfacing study in New Zealand

A study into the impact of marked and coloured cycle lanes concluded that where a cycle lane was coloured, drivers appeared to be more aware of cyclists as they gave cyclists more space. Cyclists also appeared to feel safer as they were found to ride further from the kerb.