March 06, 2012 - The NYS Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has again issued a draft ‘Engineering Instruction’ (EI) on Rumble Strips. The EI is entitled “Rumble Strips – Secondary Highway Audible Roadway Delineators (SHARDS) Guidance and Policy.”.
NYSDOT asked NYBC to comment on the EI. Our testimony letter explains how the proposed Rumble Strip policy would harm the safety and mobility of bicyclists all across the state. See NYBC’s letter to NYSDOT. The EI is very problematic for bicyclists.
For several years, NYBC has been concerned about the effect of rumble strips upon bicyclists. In December 2009, we thoroughly analyzed the current draft EI circulated by NYSDOT. We produced a professional report and delivered it to the Commissioner of DOT. We also launched an advocacy campaign, including a petition, which resulted in NYSDOT’s delaying release of the policy.