AASHTO Bike Guide Webinar Series

Cover of AASHTO Design GuideThe American Association of State Highway Transportation Official’s (AASHTO) Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities serves as a key resource for creating and designing bicycle facilities in the U.S.

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center and Toole Design Group offered a seven-part webinar series on the updated AAHSTO Bike Guide, which was released in June 2012.

Archived Webinars

Aug. 10, 2012: Overview of Revised AASHTO Guide for Development of Bicycle Facilities
This webinar provides an overview of the entire Guide and its evolution and use throughout the U.S., as well as other resources that are used for bicycle facility design (MUTCD, NACTO). Viewers will gain an understanding of the purpose and design imperative for the Guide, as well as the more substantive additions and revisions that have been made to the Guide. Viewers are encouraged to participate in subsequent webinars that will provide more detail on each topic area in the Guide.
Presenters:
Jennifer Toole
Peter Lagerwey
Presentation Slides: Overview of Revised AASHTO Guide for Development of Bicycle Facilities
Video: Download the Webinar (MP4, 455 MB), or watch it here.

Aug. 22, 2012: Bicycle Planning
This webinar presents the fundamentals of bicycle planning, including a discussion of the types of bicycling and bicyclists, methods for planning bicycle transportation networks, and the technical analysis tools that support bicycle planning. This module also touches on integrating bicycles with transit and bicycle parking.
Presenters:
Roswell Eldridge
Peter Lagerwey
Presentation Slides: Bicycle Planning
Video: Download the Webinar (MP4, 467 MB), or watch it here.

Sept. 4, 2012: On- Road Facilities Part 1: Bike Lanes
Webinar 3 provides an overview of the elements of on-road bicycle facility design, and focuses 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 covers 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 also are discussed. Bicycle operations and safety, including the design vehicle, traffic principles for bicycles, and a review of research on bicycle crashes are referenced, as appropriate, throughout the module.
Presenters:
William Schultheiss
Nick Jackson
Presentation Slides: On-Road Facilities Part 1: Bike Lanes
Video: Download the Webinar (MP4, 431 MB), or watch it here.

Sept. 18, 2012: On-Road Facilities Part 2: Shared Lanes, Paved Shoulders, Bicycle Boulevards and Traffic Signals
This webinar discusses 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, also are discussed. The fundamentals of bicycle guide signs (wayfinding) are covered. Bicycle operations and safety, including the design vehicle, traffic principles for bicycles, and a review of research on bicycle crashes are referenced, as appropriate, throughout the module.
Presenters:
William Schultheiss
Christina Fink
Presentation Slides: On-Road Facilities Part 2: Shared Lanes, Paved Shoulders, Bicycle Boulevards and Traffic Signals
Video: Download the Webinar (MP4, 420 MB), or watch it here.

Oct. 9, 2012: Off Road Facilities: Shared Use Path Design
Webinar 5 discusses 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 also are discussed.
Presenters:
Eric Mongelli
Tom Huber
Presentation Slides: Off-Road Facilities Part 1: Shared-Use Path Design
Video: Download the Webinar (MP4, 358 MB), or watch it here.

Oct. 23, 2012: Off Road Facilities: Share Use Path - Roadway Intersection Design
Webinar 6 focuses 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 also are discussed.
Presenters:
Eric Mongelli
William Schultheiss
Presentation Slides: Off Road Facilities: Shared Use Path - Roadway Intersection Design
Video: Download the Webinar (MP4, 426 MB), or watch it here.

Nov. 6, 2012: Maintenance and Operations
This webinar discusses recommended maintenance programs and activities. Topics covered include sweeping, snow clearance, surface repairs, traffic signal detectors, and signs and markings. The operation of bicycle facilities in work zones also are discussed.
Presenters:
Tom Huber
Michael Hintze
Presentation Slides: Maintenance and Operations
Video: Download the Webinar (MP4, 380 MB), or watch it here.