Bikeway Facility and Master Planning

Dates: March 30 - April 8, 2021

Meets: Tu and Th from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Online

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.

Click here for a detailed course outline.

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
  • 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
  • Environmental analysis: threshold of significance
  • 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.

For More Information

About our courses and credits, see our FAQ

About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll

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.

We recommend you discuss any possible problems or online security issues with your IT person before you register for any online classes. If you are worried about connectivity issues, please contact the online training coordinator the week before the class to schedule a time to test your system. If you do not test your system and you have technical issues during a live online class, we will not provide a refund.

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Group Pricing Special

Pay for one online class registration at full-price and receive up to five additional registrations for your co-workers for the same class at half-price. After you complete your full-price online class registration, please contact our registrar at to receive a coupon code for 50% off each additional participant that you can share with up to five others from your agency. If your co-worker has provided you with a coupon code, you will be prompted to enter the code before you complete your registration. For groups larger than six, please contact the registrar at for more information. Some online courses are excluded from this offer.

Class Schedule

This class has four, two-hour sessions on consecutive Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 :: 9:30 am - 11:30 am :: Pacific Time
Thursday, April 1, 2021 :: 9:30 am - 11:30 am :: Pacific Time
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 :: 9:30 am - 11:30 am :: Pacific Time
Thursday, April 8, 2021 :: 9:30 am - 11:30 am :: Pacific Time

This is a live online course. All times for the online lecture are in (California) Pacific Time. Approximately one week before the course start date, all paid students will receive detailed instructions on how to access the web based lecture and course site. You will also receive instructions on how to access the student course notebook.
Please make sure we have your updated contact information and you have access to an internet connection for your desktop or laptop on the days and times of the lecture. We recommend you discuss any possible problems or online security issues with your IT person before you register for any online classes.
If you're worried about connectivity issues, please contact the online training coordinator, Fredda Olivares, the week before the class to schedule a time to test your system. If you don't test your system and you have technical issues during a live online class, we will not provide a refund.


Please Note:   This is an online class.

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 190.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard fee$ 380.00



Obaid Khan

PE, Senior Project Manager, Gray-Bowen-Scott

Mr. Khan is a registered Civil Engineer in California with over 28 years of professional experience in the fields of civil and transportation engineering. Mr. Khan has recently retired from City of Dublin, where he oversaw the Transportation Division since 2012. At the City of Dublin, he oversaw 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. Prior to joining the City of Dublin, Mr. Khan managed the Transportation Division at the City of Alameda. At the City of Alameda, he oversaw the City's Transportation Commission and represented the City at various regional forums and committees. He has led the development of the City's Pedestrian Master Plan, Bicycle Master Plan, and the update of the City's Transportation Element, including the creation of a multimodal street functional classification system. Mr. Khan has in-depth knowledge of transportation funding in California. He has worked on many projects where he acquired funding from multiple federal, state, and local funding sources. He has worked with residents, community groups, and political entities on numerous projects to achieve public support. His problem solving and collaborative approach has enabled him to achieve success on controversial local and regional issues.

Date Day Time Location
03/30/2021Tuesday9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Online
04/01/2021Thursday9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Online
04/06/2021Tuesday9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Online
04/08/2021Thursday9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Online


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