IBPI Workshop: Comprehensive Bikeway Design
Monday, July 15, 2019, 8 a.m.
Friday, July 19, 2019, 1 p.m. PDT
Portland, OR, United States
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As communities have 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, which covers the fundamentals of bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom, field tours, and design exercises.
Instructors draw from their years of experience, along with project examples, to highlight practical applications of the principles and techniques covered. 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.
Over the years, the Portland area has implemented numerous types of innovative bicycle facilities and treatments, providing a unique “living laboratory” to study. Daily field tours provide first-hand experience with these facilities and projects discussed in the classroom. These tours showcase not just the operational qualities but also how bikeway planning affects community livability and economic development. See photos of last year's workshop, and of previous years.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Make low-risk investments in proven bicycle plans and facilities
- 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
- Use the FHWA Experiment process to test innovative bikeway design
- 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 their personal network with experts from the various facets of bikeway design
- Feel rejuvenated and excited to go back to work and make an impact!
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