Bicycle Planning and Safety
In Bicycle Planning and Safety, you'll learn ...
- The guidelines for planning of safe on-road and shared use bicycle facilities
- How to promote predictable behavior of bicyclists
- The process of utilizing comprehensive planning, selection and development of options
- The eight most common bicycle-motor vehicle crashes
This course was developed to provide guidelines for planning of safe on-road and shared use bicycle facilities.
The background of bicycling is outlined including predictable behavior and the history of bicycling. The intermodel system is discusses as it relates to the design of neighborhoods to promote safe and effective links to destinations where people go for their daily needs.
Bicycle planning is discussed in detail. The basic principles for developing a bicycle plan are outlined. The process starts with model planning process, progresses through comprehensive community planning, development of goals and objectives, and ends with the selection and development of options.
Bicycle safety is also addressed. Bicyclists are involved in highly characteristic crashes often associated with age, experience and ability. While only 15% of bicycle crashes involve a motor vehicle, these crashes tend to be the most serious, and hence have been studied more. The eight most common bicycle-motor vehicle crashes are identified and defined. The importance of bicycle helmets is also stressed.
The course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of bicycle planning and safety from which planners and designers can use this information to develop the safest and most efficient facilities possible.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- The history of bicycling
- How bicycling can help us create a better transportation system
- The basic principles for developing a bicycle plan
- The intermodel system as it relates to the design of neighborhoods
- Characteristics of utilitarian vs. recreational bicycling
- Basic principles related to bicycling to be considered when beginning any transportation project
- Techniques and processes to involve the public, interest groups and staff in bicycle planning efforts
- Five basic factors to consider when selecting projects to execute
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
|This course is applicable to professional engineers in:|
|Alabama (P.E.)||Alaska (P.E.)||Arkansas (P.E.)|
|Delaware (P.E.)||Florida (P.E. Area of Practice)||Georgia (P.E.)|
|Idaho (P.E.)||Illinois (P.E.)||Illinois (S.E.)|
|Indiana (P.E.)||Iowa (P.E.)||Kansas (P.E.)|
|Kentucky (P.E.)||Louisiana (P.E.)||Maine (P.E.)|
|Maryland (P.E.)||Michigan (P.E.)||Minnesota (P.E.)|
|Mississippi (P.E.)||Missouri (P.E.)||Montana (P.E.)|
|Nebraska (P.E.)||Nevada (P.E.)||New Hampshire (P.E.)|
|New Jersey (P.E.)||New Mexico (P.E.)||New York (P.E.)|
|North Carolina (P.E.)||North Dakota (P.E.)||Ohio (P.E. Self-Paced)|
|Oklahoma (P.E.)||Oregon (P.E.)||Pennsylvania (P.E.)|
|South Carolina (P.E.)||South Dakota (P.E.)||Tennessee (P.E.)|
|Texas (P.E.)||Utah (P.E.)||Vermont (P.E.)|
|Virginia (P.E.)||West Virginia (P.E.)||Wisconsin (P.E.)|