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Bike Guide Webinar Series






The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) will offer a series of Bike Guide Webinars via GoToMeeting. The webinar series, sponsored by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is set to begin next week and will extend through November.

Each webinar will focus on a different aspect of the Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities (also known as the Bike Guide), which was released this past June.

The American Planning Association (APA) has approved each webinar in the Bike Guide series for 1.5 CM credits. Webinar attendees will also receive a 20 percent discount when purchasing the Bike Guide through the AASHTO bookstore.

The webinar series schedule is as follows:

September 4, 2012: Road Facilities Part 1: Bike Lanes

This webinar will provide an overview of the elements of on-road bicycle facility design, and will focus primarily on bike lanes, including bike lane widths, signs and markings, intersection considerations, and means for retrofitting existing roadways to accommodate bike lanes. This section will cover guidance on where different types of facilities are appropriate, and how to design them including standard bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, bike lanes adjacent to reverse angled parking, green bike lanes, left-side bike lanes and contra-flow bike lanes. Bicycle facility transitions, e.g. bike lane to shared lane marking will also be discussed. Bicycle operations and safety, including the design vehicle, traffic principles for bicycles, and a review of research on bicycle crashes will be referenced, as appropriate, throughout the module. Presenters: William Schultheiss and Nick Jackson

September 18, 2012: On-Road Facilities Part 2: Shared Lanes, Paved Shoulders, Bicycle Boulevards and Traffic Signals

This webinar will discuss the design of other (non-bike lane) on road bicycle facilities, including shared lanes (unmarked and marked), paved shoulders and bicycle boulevards. Considerations for accommodating bicycles at traffic signals, including signal detection and timing, will also be discussed. The fundamentals of bicycle guide signs (wayfinding) will be discussed. Bicycle operations and safety, including the design vehicle, traffic principles for bicycles, and a review of research on bicycle crashes will be referenced, as appropriate, throughout the module. Presenters: William Schultheiss and Christina Fink

October 9, 2012: Off Road Facilities: Shared Use Path Design

This webinar will discuss shared use path design and focus on topic areas that have been significantly expanded, including design speed, slope and gradient (including proposed ADAAG guidance on shared use paths), structures, stopping sight distance, and side path design. Pavement markings and signs will also be discussed. Presenters: Eric Mongelli and Tom Huber

October 23, 2012: Off Road Facilities: Share Use Path - Roadway Intersection Design

This webinar will focus on the design of shared use path/roadway intersections, including the design of midblock and side path crossings. Intersection controls and treatments, assignment of right-of-way, and other crossing considerations such as transition zones, traffic calming at intersections, and approach markings and signs will also be discussed. Presenters: Eric Mongelli and William Schultheiss

November 6, 2012: Maintenance and Operations

This webinar will discuss recommended maintenance programs and activities. Topics covered will include sweeping, snow clearance, surface repairs, traffic signal detectors, and signs and markings. The operation of bicycle facilities in work zones will also be discussed. Presenters: Tom Huber and Peter Lagerwey

Each webinar is free and scheduled from 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST

For more information about AASHTO's Bike Guide webinar series or to register please click here.

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