Free webinars on Creating Bicycle Safety Action Plans

News Brief

September 22, 2014

CHAPEL HILL, NC —  The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center pleased to announce a three-part webinar series exploring how to create a safer bicycling environment through facility planning and design. Well-planned, high-quality facilities are cornerstones for creating a safe and inviting bicycle environment.

This series is based on the 2012 AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, the 2013 NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, FHWA guidance, and current research. Advocates, consultants, and governmental officials will find this webinar series beneficial.

Planning for Safety
Thursday, October 2, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  
To register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/964666898

This webinar will explain how careful planning can contribute to bicycle safety. Attendees will learn techniques and approaches for crash data collection and analysis, developing a bicycle network, and selecting the right bicycle facility for the network considering bicyclists’ characteristics. 
 
On-Road Bicycle Facilities
Thursday, October 16, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  
To register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/273802826

This webinar will describe how design of on-road facilities can improve bicycle safety. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of geometric design at intersections, other roadway design considerations (e.g. RR crossings, bridges, tunnels), and signal timing and detection.
 
Off-Road Bicycle Facilities
Thursday, October 30, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  
To register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/361978754

This webinar will illustrate how the design of off-road facilities can improve bicycle safety. Attendees will learn the basics of pathway design including speed, width, clearance, grade, railings, and intersection/midblock crossings.

Presenters for all three webinars:

  • Bill Schultheiss, Vice President, Senior Engineer, Toole Design Group
  • Peter Lagerwey, Seattle Regional Office Director, Toole Design Group


(You must register for each webinar separately.)

Since its inception in 1999, PBIC's mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.