Bikeway Facility Design and Safety Improvement (online)

Location: 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 0.7 CEUs and 7.0 AICP CMs (CMs pending AICP approval)


This new, in-depth class on design of facilities for bicycling addresses both legacy facilities and innovative designs that are being developed within many communities at this time. This course will orient participants with fundamentals and details of bikeway design, ranging from application of traditional designs (bike routes, lanes, paths) to innovative facilities that are growing in popularity, such as separated/protected bikeways and special shared treatments. The course will cover a wide range of subjects ranging from user types and preferences, operator characteristics, to detailed design approaches. The course includes numerous examples of legacy and innovative facilities, including examples from European cities that experience extremely high bicycle usage for all ages and abilities.

The course is developed to meet the training needs of persons charged with preliminary planning, development, or design of high-quality bikeway facilities. It will also be valuable for persons responsible for planning bicycle friendly networks, interested in learning how to deliver quality facilities, or desiring tools to remodel existing facilities to better serve user needs.

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Topics Include

  • User criteria to establish design approach
  • Characteristics of the wide range of bikeway users
  • California laws that regulate bikeway design considerations
  • Recent changes to standards and guidelines
  • Liability issues related to project design and environmental review
  • Detailed design considerations for bicycle facilities
  • Traditional bikeway facilities
  • Innovative bikeway facilities
  • International treatments
  • End-of-trip Facilities
  • Case studies

What You Will Learn

Trainees will gain an in-depth understanding of the design considerations that should guide the development of bikeways that consider safety, provide attractiveness and comfort for new users, and encourage increasing bicycle usage. Trainees will be better prepared to develop quality designs, apply design principles to inform project planning phases, and address issues that may limit effectiveness of existing facilities. While the course is designed for persons who may be charged with design of bicycling facilities, it will offer value and insight to persons who are interested in or charged with oversight of the project selection, refinement, and design process.

Who Should Attend

This course is most appropriate for persons interested in understanding how to design a facility that meets user needs, encourages additional usage and growth in bicycling, and preserves or improves safety for all users. While appropriate and intended for designers, bikeway planners and other professionals will find value in learning principles of how to design for safety, to encourage new users, and to retrofit existing facilities that do not meet user expectations. This class is primarily designed for transportation engineers who are charged with bikeway design and safety. However, it may be valuable and interesting for planners, bicycle program coordinators, and advocates who are interested in helping to see better facilities for their communities.

For More Information

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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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Rock Miller

PE, PTOE, Consultant Engineer

Mr. Miller is a registered civil engineer and traffic engineer in California and is recognized as a leader in planning and design for complete streets and active transportation, with over 40 years in the transportation profession. Rock is expert in working through issues posed by working with legacy design guidelines while providing for innovative transportation improvements. He has served as the International President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and has served on Caltrans and National Traffic Control Devices committees. Rock is also an expert on engineering liability defense and has assisted Caltrans and local agencies in litigation of roadway designs and traffic controls. Rock is also an excellent instructor and has delivered popular classes for Tech Transfer for many years.


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