When

June 16, 2020

Time

7:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Location

Online - Course

Contact Hours

8

Description

Many communities in the United States were not designed for pedestrian and bicycle travel. However, today walkability and bikeabilityare important for active transportation and are indicators of a livable community. The objective of this workshop is to equip participants with information on designing and maintaining safer, 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 MUTCD compliance while at the same time encouraging innovation. Course topics covered are outlined below.

This hybrid online class will combine both live instruction and independent online work that you will complete during the day.  Independent work will include quizzes, readings, videos and short assignments.  Access to a computer with a webcam (either a camera that is built into your laptop or one that connects via USB), a reliable internet connection and a workspace that is free from distraction and noise will set you up for success.

Agenda

Module 1: History, Background and Maintaining Roads/Streets for All Users

1. How Did We Get Here?
2. Connections
3. Characteristics of Pedestrians and Bicyclists
4. Maintaining Roads and Streets for All Users

Module 2: Designing Roads and Streets for All Users

1. Design Controls
2. Design Elements
3. Cross Section ElementsModule 3: Design and Operational Guidance

1. Enhancements
2. Design Guidance
3. Signs and Signals
4. Transit Stops

Module 4:Bicycle Facilities and Shared Use Paths

1. Bicycle Facilities
2. Shared Use Paths

Instructor

Ronald W. Eck

Dr. Ronald W. Eck, P.E., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at West Virginia University is a Senior Advisor with the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP). He has been involved in traffic engineering, including pedestrian transportation, for over 35 years. He is a 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 facilitates walkability audits and Walkable Communities Workshops for communities in West Virginia.

Who Should Attend

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

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Tribes: FREE
Local Government: $50.00
State/Federal: $85.00
Private Industry: $200.00

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

Don't have access to a computer?
to get a paper registration form (PDF). Print it out, complete it, and email, mail or FAX it to our office following the instructions on the form. Include your check or government purchase order with your registration form. Please note that emailed or faxed-in registration forms will be considered as a "provisional booking" until payment is received. For more information, call our office at (434) 982-2897, fax at (434) 982-2856 or email uva-tta@virginia.edu