FHWA Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation University Course

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

The FHWA Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation University Course is designed to help educators inspire the next generation of practitioners to support safe, vibrant, and multimodal transportation systems. Through this course, students will recognize the legitimacy of the bicycle and pedestrian modes; understand how policy, planning, and engineering practices can be improved to create a more balanced transportation system; and become familiar with basic policies, practices, tools, and design principles that can be used to create bicycle and pedestrian-friendly communities.

The course contains 21 PowerPoint slideshows with speaker notes and complementary materials including assignments, readings, and videos. The course materials are intended for use in graduate or undergraduate courses in civil engineering and/or urban/regional planning programs, but materials can also be incorporated into classes in public health, public policy and administration, and landscape architecture. The course spans a wide range of topics including an introduction to bicycling and walking issues, planning and designing for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and supporting elements and programs.

Instructor Guide

  1. Introduction to Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation
  2. The Benefits of Designing Streets for Walking and Bicycling
  3. User and Mode Characteristics
  4. Factors Influencing Mode Choice
  5. Planning for Walking and Bicycling
  6. Policies that Support Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning
  7. Bicycle and Pedestrian Data for Planning
  8. Designing for Walking and Bicycling
  9. Strategies for Safer Speeds
  10. Intersections
  11. Safety Analysis
  12. Facility and Network Analysis
  13. Trails
  14. Accessibility and ADA
  15. Inclusive Public Engagement
  16. Connections to Transit and Shared Mobility
  17. School Travel
  18. Temporary Facilities and Maintenance
  19. Systems Perspectives
  20. Leadership in Implementation
  21. Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation

To access an individual module, choose from the list above.
Download all PowerPoint slideshows [199 MB zip file].

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