Video – Taking Bicycle Facilities from “Almost” to “Exemplary”

$20.00

CEUs for this presentation: .5

CEUs available for the following certifications:

  • APA / AICP – American Institute of Certified Planners
  • ASCE / TSPE – Engineers’ Professional Development Hours
  • ASLA – American Society of Landscape Architects
  • CPRP/NRPA – Certified Parks and Recreation Professional/National Recreation and Park Association
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CEUs for this presentation: .5

CEUs available for the following certifications:

  • APA / AICP – American Institute of Certified Planners
  • ASCE / TSPE – Engineers’ Professional Development Hours
  • ASLA – American Society of Landscape Architects
  • CPRP/NRPA – Certified Parks and Recreation Professional/National Recreation and Park Association

Speaker: Lauren Simcic, AICP

Cyclists nationwide are requesting bicycle facilities that are not merely “there,” but also tailored to users. San Antonio bike infrastructure exhibits a wide range of protection and comfort. Some basic bike facilities require design upgrades to move from “almost” to “exemplary.”

A representative of San Antonio Transportation & Capital Improvements will share experiences from a comprehensive bike GIS data update in 2019. The activity begins with a presentation summarizing common pitfalls of “almost” facilities, such as narrow widths and driveway conflicts. The presenter will equip participants with techniques for reaching “exemplary” quality and will explain challenges associated with each upgrade.

Finally, participants will tackle examples of basic-level bike infrastructure in San Antonio by proposing design improvements. They will sketch over images of existing facilities in a group context. The workshop concludes with a discussion of lessons learned, referencing several bike design success stories in San Antonio.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify features of basic-level bicycle facilities that cause difficulty to users.
  • Discuss physical upgrades to increase quality of bicycle facilities.
  • Select design solutions based on value-added and trade-offs.

Workshop participants will sketch improvements to real-world examples of basic bicycle facilities. They will discuss their solutions in a group setting.

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