TE-34 Bicycle Transportation: Planning, Policy, and Liability

Please Note:   This is an online course.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Class Information


  Location: Online  


  Instructor: Michelle DeRobertis  


This class has three, 2 hour sessions on three consecutive days.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 :: 1:30-3:30 :: Pacific Time

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 :: 1:30-3:30 :: Pacific Time

Thursday, April 3, 2014 :: 1:30-3:30 :: Pacific Time

This is an online course. All times shown above are California (Pacific) local time. Approximately one week before the course, paid students will receive an e-mail from Tech Transfer with instructions to register with our web-conferencing service. After completing this webinar registration, students will receive a second email with detailed webinar login instructions, including the link and phone number for the training.

Class Fees

Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 50.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard fee$ 50.00

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.

CEUs: 0.60


This course grants 0.6 CEUs and 6.0 CMs.


This course, the second of a three-part series, will cover bikeway planning and the policies and practices that are behind the most bicycle-friendly cities. Bike planning concepts as well as preparing bicycle master plans will be addressed. The policies that transform an average city into a bike-friendly city will be highlighted. These policies affect planning, parks &recreation, public works, and traffic engineering departments. Recent state laws such as AB 1358 Complete Streets and AB 32 Global Warming Solutions Act that are also influencing the direction towards green transportation modes will be discussed. Finally, liability and fear of liability will be addressed.

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Topics Include

  • Planning concepts relating to non-motorized transportation
  • Bike-friendly policies and practices and what makes a bike- friendly City
  • Model ordinances
  • The relation of new state laws and regulations to bicycle planning
  • How to ensure that Traffic Studies adequately address bike transportation
  • Liability issues related to project design and environmental review

What You Will Learn

Students will gain the necessary background to treat bicycling and non-motorized transportation at the same level as other modes and why it is important. Students will learn the key ingredients of a bike friendly city, and how the right policies help ease the implementation of bikeway infrastructure.

Who Should Attend

This class is designed for transportation planners, engineers, and bicycle program managers for cities, counties as well as regional and state agencies. Planning consultants will also benefit from learning about model ordinances as well as new regulations and legislation that affect non-motorized transportation.   

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