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Fundamentals of Bikeway Planning and Design

Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation
Aug 20, 2017
Portland, OR


The field of bikeway planning and design has been evolving rapidly over the last decade. As communities put bikeway plans into effect, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t -- how to plan effectively, design correctly and make investments that get results.

We’ve distilled those lessons into this course. The pioneers and leading practitioners in the field will teach the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of classroom sessions and tours. The instruction and interaction with other participants will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research and teach you the skills and techniques you need to get started on your next project.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Select the appropriate bicycle facility design based on urban form, traffic conditions and multimodal context
  • List the different ways that a bicycle facility can meet or not meet the needs of people who bike
  • Describe the tradeoffs of designing better facilities to accommodate all road users
  • Identify various options for treating intersections that incorporate bicycle facilities
  • Describe the health benefits of active transportation
  • Identify opportunities, strategies and programs to encourage more people to bike and walk
  • Talk to an engineer and communicate effectively with them about facility requirements
  • Build your personal network with experts from the various facets of bikeway design
  • Feel rejuvenated and excited to go back to work and make an impact
Peter Koonce, City of Portland
Roger Geller, City of Portland
Nick Falbo, Alta Planning + Design
Shelley Oylear, Washington County Oregon
Jessica Roberts, Alta Planning + Design
Katie Mangle, Alta Planning + Design
Hannah Day-Kapell, Alta Planning + Design
Mia Birk, Co-Founder of IBPI and former President of Alta Planning + Design

Published on:
May 30, 2017 - 10:54am
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