This course is the first in a series of three on the planning and design of both on-road and off-road bike facilities. This course will provide the user with the knowledge to design and implement a variety of on-street bikeways including bike lanes and bike boulevards. Case studies across California and the United States will be presented. Sample problems will be illustrated. The latest rulings from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the California Traffic Control Devices Committee (CTCDC) on the use of innovative signs and markings will be presented.
Federal and state laws and policies regarding bikes
Design standards and requirements
"Sharrows" and bicycle boulevards
Bike lanes and applications
Bike lanes at intersections and interchanges
Changes to the CA MUTCD and the Highway Design Manual that affect on-road bike lanes and bike routes
What You Will Learn
Students gain a good working understanding of key technical issues for planning, designing, and implementing the various ways of accommodating bikes on roadways. Students learn best practices for applying the options to roads with various traffic volumes and speeds. Students leave class knowing where to find resources, guidelines, and information to aid implementation of the concepts taught in this course.
Who Should Attend
This class is designed for transportation planners, engineers, and bicycle program managers in local and state public agencies. Design consultants will also benefit from a refresher on the standards and best practices for use on renovated and newly designed roadways.