TE-36 Multimodal Level-of-Service Analysis (online)
Please Note: This is an online class
CreditsThis course grants 0.6 CEUs and 6.0 AICP CM credits.
DescriptionRecent legislation, as well as public sentiment, has made it imperative that transportation professionals better understand how to analyze complete streets that serve all users. This new online course provides the basics and practical applications of analysis procedures for determining level of service for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus transit users, and auto users. It emphasizes the methods that have been developed in the recently released Highway Capacity Manual update (HCM 2010), although other methods will be discussed. This course focuses on urban/suburban streets (non-freeways). Applications of analyses include improving transportation impact studies, environmental impact reports and project mitigation, new development design standards, and setting level of significance guidelines as part of the CEQA review process. Attendees will also become familiar with:
- cross-modal impacts (when capacity or physical characteristics of one mode are changed and thereby affect another mode using the street)
- labor saving shortcuts for data collection (because the methodology can be very "data hungry")
- the Level of Service (LOS) concept-- what it means and why do it
- research behind the 2010 HCM
- cross-modal impacts
- intersection vs. street segment Issues
- data collection shortcuts & gathering field information
- software available
- California statutory and General Plan requirements
- applications to site impact studies
- applications to new development and design standards
- relationship to Sustainable Transportation Indicators
- TDM/TSM applications and project mitigation
- typical schedule and budgetary requirements
- developing target LOS and thresholds of significance
What You Will LearnStudents will learn basic level of service concepts for all modes, and how to apply them to: conduct performance and level of service analysis for various types of urban streets with various levels of accommodation for different modes; determine the impacts of system improvements; and analyze operational impacts of possible changes in the allocation of street cross-section to various modes.
Who Should AttendThis class is intended for planners, engineers, technicians, and others who have had minimal prior experience with the applications of the HCM, although some familiarity with the HCM may be helpful. A minimal level of mathematics is required (basic algebra).
RequirementsParticipants will need a basic calculator for a home problem set.
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