If you are interested in learning more about the planning and design of bicycle facilities and have a little extra time on your hands while you are working from home or unable to work as usual… the National Highway Institute (NHI) has just launched the perfect online course for you.
NHI – the training arm of the Federal Highway Administration – has an extensive catalog of in-person and online courses covering every imaginable topic related to highway planning, design, operations, and maintenance. The Bicycle Facility Design course has nine modules (plus an introduction and final exam) and includes bikeway planning and selection as well as more detailed design information for on- and off-road bike facilities.
The course is free, easily accessible through the NHI website, and is worth 0.8 CEUs (eight hours of instruction). The content draws extensively from resources produced by FHWA in recent years and the latest design standards and recommendations being adopted by state and local agencies across the country. The course will also give participants an early taste of material that’s likely to be in the next edition of the AASHTO Bike Guide. Toole Design staff worked with colleagues at Cambridge Systematics, GP Strategies, and FHWA to produce the course.