Thank You for an Improved Rumble Strip Advisory

It’s not the rumble strip itself that is usually the problem. It is what that strip does to the remaining shoulder.

The new rumble strips near Uniontown don’t seem to collect the debris that those on 95/12 do in North Lewiston. Lee objects to the roar tires make when trucks and cars hit those strips during the night–disrupts his rest.

On 95/12   the three levels created by subsequent pavings present more problem than the rumble strips themselves. To the outside a wide strip of rideable surface still exists, but it is covered with gravel and grit. So I try to ride closer to the rumble strip but that means I have to cross the lip created by the most recent layer of pavement. That means a shoulder at least 6 feet wide is reduced to 1 foot.

Last spring new federal guidelines for rumble strips was released which ignored  cyclists altogether. Now there is a new and better update.–Corrie


Three of America’s largest cycling organizations — Adventure Cycling Association, Alliance for Biking & Walking, and the League of American Bicyclists – wish to thank the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the significant improvements the agency made last week in an important technical advisory (TA) regarding the application of rumble strips on U.S. roadways.

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