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Bicycles And Pedestrians: Meeting the Needs of All Users - Online Workshop

May 12-13, 2021

(9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time)


6 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) can be granted for this course (on request).

Register ONLINE here.


Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.


Many communities in the United States were not designed for pedestrian and bicycle travel. However, today walkability and bikeability are important for active transportation and are indicators of a livable community. The objective of this workshop is to equip participants with information on providing safer, more connected, more comfortable, accessible communities so that walking is a viable transportation choice for everyone, including seniors, children and people with visual, mobility and other disabilities and that bicycling is a viable transportation choice for people of all ages.
The class provides current information on the design, operation and maintenance of successful pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Emphasis is placed on the importance of maintaining accessibility and compliance with relevant guidelines while at the same time encouraging innovation.


This workshop should be of interest to those in a variety of fields including engineering (d-sign, traffic, maintenance and construction) anpublic works, planning, landscape architecture, recreation and parks, law enforcement and public health-related fields.


Ronald W. Eck P.E.

The instructor for this workshop is Ronald W. Eck, P.E.. Ron is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at West Virginia University and Director of the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP). He has been involved in traffic engineering, including pedestrian and bicycle transportation, for over 40 years. He is a past member of the Pedestrian Committee of the Transportation Research Board. He authored the chapter on Pedestrians in McGraw-Hill's Handbook of Transportation Engineering. He regularly teaches classes on pedestrians and accessibility for public works agencies throughout the United States.


Day One


  • Background
  • Creating Connections
  • Characteristics of Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Designing Roads/Streets for All Users

  • Design Flexibility
  • Design Controls—design speed, design vehicle, sight distance, access management, accessibility
  • Road/Street Design Guidelines—lane width, shoulder width, rumble strips
  • Sidewalks and Associated Environments

Intersections and Crossings

  • Intersections
  • Crossings
  • Roundabouts
  • Overpasses and Underpasses

    Day Two

    Operating and Maintaining Facilities for All Users

    • Bus Stops
    • Maintaining Roads and Streets for Pedestrians
    • Maintaining Roads and Streets for Bicycles
    • Bicycles and Pedestrians in Work Zones

    Bicycle Facilities

    • Bicycle Facility Types and Considerations
    • Bikes and On-Street Parking
    • Shared Use Paths
    • Rails with Trails Example

    Register ONLINE here.


    Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.