Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation


Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 23, 2014


Sandhill REC, Room G-01

900 Clemson Rd.

Columbia, SC

Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation

October 22, 2014
Sandhill REC, Room G-01
900 Clemson Rd.
Columbia, SC

October 23, 2014
University Center of Greenville, Room 411
225 South Pleasantburg Dr.
Greenville, SC

Course Description:
Many communities in the United States were not designed for pedestrian and bicycle travel.  However, today walkability and bikeability are viewed as signs of a livable community and encourage physical activity.  The goal is to create an environment that encourages people to walk and bike for transportation, recreation and exercise. This workshop provides current information on the design, operations (including safety) and maintenance of successful pedestrian and bicycle facilities.  Emphasis is placed on making participants aware of the characteristics and needs of pedestrians and bicyclists and on the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to planning and implementing pedestrian and bicycle programs.  Topics covered include:

·        Characteristics of pedestrians and bicyclists

·        Adapting communities for pedestrian and bicycle travel

·        Policies to encourage non-motorized travel

·        Design of walkways, sidewalks, public spaces and multi-use trails

·        Signs and markings

·        Accommodations at intersections and mid-block crossings

·        Accessibility (ADA requirements)

·        Bike lanes and shared roadways

·        Bicycle parking and storage

·        Pedestrian/bicycle connections to transit

·        Pedestrians/bicycles in work zones

·        Legal issues/risk management

Speaker Bio:
The instructor for this workshop is Ronald W. Eck, P.E..  Ron is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineeringat West Virginia University and Senior Advisor with the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP).  He has been involved in traffic engineering, including pedestrian and bicycle transportation, for over 30 years.  He is a member of the Pedestrian Committee of the Transportation Research Board.  This workshop is adapted from a semester-long course he developed and teaches at West Virginia University.  He facilitates walkability audits and one-halfday Walkable Communities Workshops for local jurisdictions 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, and health-related profession.

8:15 – 8:30Registration
8:30 – 8:45Welcome, Housekeeping and Introductions
8:45 – 10:00Background
Why should we accommodate pedestrians?
Adapting communities for ped and bike travel
Common characteristics for ped friendly communities
10:00 – 10:45Pedestrian and Bicycle Characteristics
10:45 – 12:00Sidewalks and Shared Use Paths
12:00 – 12:45Lunch (provided)
12:45 – 1:00Sidewalks and Shared Use Paths (continued)
1:00 – 2:00Intersections and Mid-Block Crossings
2:00 – 2:15Ped/Bike Connections to Transit
2:15 – 3:00Accessibility
3:00 – 3:45Bike Lane, Shared Roadways and Bike Parking
3:45 – 4:15Risk Management for Ped/Bike Facilities
4:15 – 4:30Wrap-up and Evaluations


Registration Fee:
The registration fee for the workshop is $125.00 per person. All South Carolina city, county, or state employees receive a LTAP scholarship registration fee of $60.00. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and the noon luncheon.

Advance registration is encouraged so that an accurate estimate of the number of workshop participants can be obtained.  Workshops with low advance registration will be subject to cancellation.

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel your registration more than 72 hours before a class, your registration fee will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee. If you do not cancel before the 72 hour deadline your registration fee will not be refunded. You may send a substitute in your place, provided that you inform us of the substitute’s name no later than 24 hours before the training.  No-shows will not have their registration fee refunded.

Registration Closed