Incorporating On-Road Bicycle Networks Into Resurfacing Projects
Thursday, March 23, 2017
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
Newark, NJ, United States
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The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) will deliver a workshop on how to incorporate On-Road Bicycle Networks into Resurfacing Projects. We are part of an effort to integrate more bikeways through routine pavement preservation efforts. The initiative is being funded and supported by the Federal Highway Administration.
The full-day course will cover integrating bicycle facilities into routine resurfacing programs through the use of different approaches to repurposing roadway space and address internal processes that can be institutionalized into the decision-making process. Presenters will use case studies from their work around the country along with a local example, and will lead participants through a guided exercise to help them develop their own step-by-step processes for institutionalizing bicycle facilities into resurfacing projects.
Installing bicycle facilities during roadway resurfacing projects is an efficient and cost-effective way for communities to create connected networks of bicycle facilities. This workshop provides recommendations for how roadway agencies can integrate bicycle facilities into their resurfacing program. The workshop also provides methods for fitting bicycle facilities onto existing roadways, cost considerations, and case studies. The workshop highlights existing guidance, justifications, and best practices for providing bikeways during resurfacing projects.
The training closely parallels the workbook prepared on this topic and presents an opportunity for us to work with the authors of that report. Several exercises will be used in which all participants are expected to be actively involved. We believe you can learn how to get better bikeway network results from your resurfacing projects.
Tom Schulze, firstname.lastname@example.org