TE-34 Bikeway Facility and Master Planning (online)

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CEUs: 0.80


This course grants 0.8 CEUs and 8.0 AICP CMs (CMs pending AICP approval)


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.

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Topics Include

  • 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.

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