Special Event | July 9
2018 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions |
1:30-3:30 p.m. | Online
PE, City Traffic Engineer,
City of Dublin
Technology Transfer Program
This course will orient participants within the bicycle planning discipline, familiarize them with tools and accepted practice, and connect them with essential planning, design, and policy resources. The course will cover concepts, practices, and policies employed by the most bicycle-friendly cities and useful to practitioners to transform an average city into a bike-friendly city. The course is relevant to Planning, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, and Traffic Engineering departments, as well as land use and development consultants. Preparing bicycle master plans will be addressed, particularly California requirements. The course will also introduce participants to the technical toolbox for planning and designing bicycle facilities.
Latest Federal and California state legislation on bicycle planning
Funding and programming for bicycle projects
Integration of bikeway network into multimodal transportation system
Maximizing opportunities for bikeway capital improvement projects
Planning concepts relating to non-motorized transportation
California system of bikeway classification: traditional bikeway facilities, innovative bikeway facilities
Bike-friendly policies and practices and what makes a bike- friendly City
Liability issues related to project design and environmental review
Planning and design frameworks: volume/speed/context, level of traffic stress (LTS), passing environment, travel zones
Specifics of widths, markings and signage by bikeway type
Tools for transforming streets: cross section and "width budget", minimum vs. optimum, width reallocation, parking modifications, roundabouts
Bikes and traffic signals: detection, bike signals, pedestrian hybrid beacons
What You Will Learn
Trainees will gain an understanding of policy at federal and state level to advance accommodation and inclusion of bicycle transportation in broader transportation planning, as well as the place of bicycle policy in California within the larger framework of state policy to reduce GHG emissions from transportation. They will develop basic fluency in concepts and components of bicycle facility design and planning. Trainees will also develop several ways to think of bikeways in terms of their components (widths, markings, signage, signals), context (urban / suburban / rural, motor traffic volume), and user preferences. They will learn about design details and considerations for each bikeway type, tools for transforming streets, and treatment of bicycles in traffic signal control.
Who Should Attend
This class is designed for transportation planners and engineers, land use planners, bicycle program coordinators, consultants, and advocates. Real estate developers may also find the course valuable to understand how to maximize the bicycling potential and minimize undesired impacts of development.