Bikeway Facility and Master Planning (online)

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This class is offered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Registration fees are subsidized with funding from the Cooperative Training Assistance Program. Reduced rates are available to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies only.


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. The course will address best practices for preparing bicycle master plans, 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

  • Brief orientation to relevant Federal and California law and codes, legislation and incentives
  • Health benefits, Active Transportation / Safe Routes To Schools, Vision Zero, Environmental Justice, equity, underserved communities
  • Environmental analysis: threshold of significance
  • What makes a bicycle-friendly City? (policies and practices, model ordinances)
  • Bicycle Master Plans and Active Transportation Plans: elements and examples
  • Integration of bikeway network into multimodal transportation system / Complete Streets. School and transit commute-sheds. Interchanges and barriers. Jurisdictional boundaries
  • Network-level planning, connectivity and project development. General Plan Circulation Element. Modal priority / "Complete Corridors", impacts to other modes. Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) analysis. Traffic character - local vs. out-of-town / cut-through
  • Bikeway types and applicability: volume/speed/context, passing environment
  • Standards: traditional / Caltrans, recent additions, innovative and experimental elements. MUTCD, Interim Approvals, Experimentation, NACTO
  • Specifics of widths, markings and signage between and through intersections
  • Tools for transforming streets: cross section and "width budget", minimum vs. optimum, width reallocation, parking modifications, minor/major widening, roundabouts
  • Bikes and traffic signals: detection, green time and clearance intervals, bike signals, pedestrian hybrid beacons
  • Prioritizing, funding and programming bicycle projects
  • Pilot projects, "Tactical Urbanism", pop-up demonstrations
  • Maximizing opportunities: interdepartmental coordination, development review, CIP, traffic signal & ITS upgrades, maintenance programs
  • Liability issues related to project design and environmental review
  • Resources for further learning and practice

What You Will Learn

Trainees will develop basic fluency in concepts and components of bicycle facility design and planning as part of the transportation network, beginning with an introduction to relevant legislation and policy. Trainees will also develop several ways to think of bikeways in terms of 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 traffic signal control options to support bicycling.

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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Note: Cancellation fee is $75. There are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. For all other classes, you may cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee less $75, provided we receive your written request to cancel at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin.

In lieu of canceling your registration, you have three additional options, you may (1) transfer your registration to another class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the full amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place. Please contact us at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we may process your request.

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John Ciccarelli

Owner & Principal, Bicycle Solutions

John Ciccarelli is a consulting planner, designer, safety evaluator and educator, focused on bicycle and pedestrian modes for over 20 years. He has participated in the development of bicycle and active transportation plans for cities, counties and special facilities. John has developed and presented courses for agencies including Tech Transfer, UC Davis Extension, Caltrans, L.A. County Metro and L.A.D.O.T. Prior to launching Bicycle Solutions in 1999 he served as Stanford University's first Bicycle Coordinator, implementing a comprehensive program serving thousands of commuter and on-campus bicyclists. A certified League Cycling Instructor (LCI), John teaches bicycle driver education and handling-skills classes for adults and teens, and private lessons for all ages and abilities.

Obaid Khan

PE, Transportation & Operations Manager, City of Dublin, CA

Mr. Khan is a registered Civil Engineer in California with over 24 years of professional experience in the fields of civil and transportation engineering. Since 2012, he has been overseeing the Transportation Division at the City of Dublin. His Division is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of transportation capital projects as well as the operation of all traffic signals, intelligent transportation systems, and management of all transportation facilities. Mr. Khan also manages the review of new development applications and construction permits. He has in-depth knowledge in transportation planning, engineering and operations. Mr. Khan has worked on numerous local and regional transportation projects that enables him to bring a real-life perspective to the class.


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