Home Made Stencil
|Cardboard stencil used to guide the application of various bikeway / pavement markings.
|Consult the MUTCD for official guidance on dimensions for the appropriate facility type marking (bike lane, shared lane, etc.).
|Less than $100 for supplies and printing.
|Demo: 1 day to 1 month installation
|Shared Lane Markings
|Follow MUTCD guidelines to create a marking that measures 40 in wide. x 112 in. long (including chevron). Place sharrow marking in the center of the travel lane, a minimum of 11 ft. from curb where parking is present, or 4 ft. from the curb on streets with no curbside parking and apply spray paint, spay chalk, or sidewalk chalk.
|Follow MUTCD guidelines to create a marking that measures 40 in wide. x 112 in. long (including arrow).Place marking in center of bicycle lane, at a minimum twice per block (start and end of the lane). Increased frequency should be based on local judgment (design speed, length of block, number of driveways etc.).
|Print marking to scale on paper and cut out. Place paper over cardboard and trace. Cut cardboard using utility knife or sharp scissors; Ask someone with keen arts / crafts skills to trace / cut.
|Cheap and possible reusable for future demonstration projects (wet spray paint / spray chalk will eventually compromise quality / stiffness of the cardboard.
|Choose extra large moving boxes that when flattened can collapse further.
|Purchase from local hardware or moving supply store.
|Reclaim discarded cardboard boxes (extra large).