IBPI Workshop: Comprehensive Bikeway Design 2.0

July 25, 2016 8:00 am - July 29, 2016 4:30 pm
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Course Overview

This IBPI advanced course covers the fundamentals of bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom and field experience and one-on-one problem solving with instructors. The course primarily focuses on improving existing bicycle networks. The course will highlight the latest research and innovative practice and provide you with skills and diverse perspectives to take your bike network to the next level.

Course instructors are experts in bicycle engineering, planning policy and design. They draw from years of experience creating innovative designs, getting them implemented and then assessing and improving them over multiple generations. Instructors use project examples to highlight practical applications of the principles and techniques covered. Special emphasis is placed on working with stakeholders to change ineffective designs and navigate legal and institutional barriers to experimental approaches. 

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

  • Select the appropriate bicycle facility design based on urban form, traffic conditions, multimodal and urban/suburban/rural context
  • Describe some traffic signal and control strategies to improve bicycle facility design
  • Use the FHWA Experiment process to test innovative bikeway design
  • Describe the differences between various national guidance on designing bicycle facilities
  • Identify different strategies for dealing with bike facilities at intersections
  • Describe and apply flexibility in design

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. Tours also detail the effects of changes to existing facilities, through road diets and other means.

Course Format

The course will be a combination of classroom instruction and field visits by bike and foot to Portland’s “living laboratory.”

For more information, and to register for the course, visit the course home page at: 

http://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/comprehensive-bikeway-design-20

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