Participants will learn why we include bicycle travel accommodations in the transportation network; understand key safety principles for bicyclists; and learn about design treatments, safety countermeasures, and the latest national guidance and best practices. We will discuss design features for a safer and more comfortable bike riding experience on shoulders, shared lanes, bike lanes, and separated bike lanes. We will also discuss safety countermeasures for intersections and other conflict points. The training will provide participants with information on various tools that are available to analyze and evaluate safety. The course will include a bicycle ride to view nearby bicycle facilities and experience the roadway from the point-of-view of the bicyclist. The bicycle ride will be suitable for riders with less experience and a bicycle can be provided for those needing one. There is no registration cost for this course.
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Location: Texas Southern University (TSU)Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day
Location: Castillo Community CenterTime: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day
This workshop featured presentations regarding how to address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions; for making changes to the physical environment that improve safety for pedestrians.
This workshop featured presentations by local and national experts about making the region more bike friendly.
Agenda and Speaker Information
PresentationsOur Great Region: Becoming a Bicycle Friendly Region Jeff Taebel, H-GAC
Economic Benefits of Complete Streets Robin Stallings, BikeTexas
What is Bicycle Friendly Bill Nesper, League of American Bicyclists
Bicycle Friendly – We did it! – The Case Study Laura Spanjian, City of Houston
The Role of Advocacy in Creating Bike Friendly Communities Jack Sanford, BikeTexas
This workshop covers the plan for phased implementation of a system of long-term regular pedestrian and bicycle counting and monitoring sites in the 8 county H-GAC Transportation Management area.
Agenda and Handouts Guide Workshop Presentation
HandoutsTRAFx Infrared Trail Counter BrochureWhen and Where To Do CountsIn-Office Preparations ListSample e-mail to Police and Fire DepartmentH-GAC Agreement: Loan of Pedestrian Monitoring Equipment Sample Field Data Inventory Sheet Pedestrian Counter TRAFx Equipment Reference In-Field Installation Steps In-Field Steps to Take Down Counters H-GAC Bicycle Pneumatic Tube Counter Tip Sheet
Diane Dohm, AICPSenior Planner713email@example.com