Step 2: Measure, plan and discuss what can be done within the existing budget, right of way and curbs to accommodate bikes. Consider the role and place for pedestrians, bikes, cars, buses and emergency vehicles along the corridor. (It's about choices, people!)
Step 3: Make a decision to install a bike lane.
(Step 3A: Celebrate the decision to install a bike lane with maybe a press release, by telling local advocates)
Step 5: After the bike lane is marked, determine the locations of the bike lane pavement markings (aka guy on a bike) within the bike lane using recommendations from design guidelines, DOT recommendations, AASHTO and NACTO references. Mark these locations out in the field.
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Step 9: Remove stencils carefully. (The paint will still be wet and there's no giant eraser that works on asphalt!)
Step 10: Mark with cone. Let dry.
Okay, so obviously there's a lot more to it then that. The planning and approval process can take months. (If you noticed, there were quite a few parking spaces that were sacrificed in the name of this bike lane. However, that isn't always the case.) It takes time, patience, collaboration and compromise. But it's not rocket science. And the affects are transformational.