This is a 75-minute webinar.
Bike signals are a relatively
new tool that can be used to separate cycling movements safely. This webinar explores
the latest developments related to traffic signals that specifically accommodate
cyclists and includes examples of how these devices are used in Portland and
Tucson. This 75-minute webinar includes an extended Q&A period.
Presenters will review the current
state of the practice, including existing engineering guidance and warrants in
the MUTCD, AASHTO Green Book, NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide and other
manuals; physical design and operations (detection, signage and timing); and preliminary
results of an informal survey of compliance and cyclist behavior. Examples from
Portland include a scramble phase signal and demonstrate how bike signals can encourage
cycling. Examples from Tucson focus on stand-alone signals, the Toucan and the
BikeHawk. Toucan is used to help cyclists transition from a neighborhood or
residential street network to larger arterial roads; the BikeHawk is a pedestrian
hybrid beacon that has been modified to accommodate cyclists as well as
Ann Chanecka is the Bicycle
and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Tucson, a gold-level Bicycle Friendly
Community, where she works on installing more miles of bicycle boulevards and
views bike signals as an essential feature of the bicycle boulevard
network. Prior to working for the city,
Ann worked as a Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner for Tucson’s metropolitan
planning organization. She has a master’s degree in Public Administration and
currently teaches a Sustainable Transportation Planning course for the
University of Arizona.
Peter Koonce, P.E., is
Manager for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation's Signals,
Streetlighting, and ITS Division. He has served as an adjunct professor at
Portland State University teaching graduate level courses in transportation
engineering. He is currently past president of the Oregon Chapter of the
Institute of Transportation Engineers and was Chair of the Transportation Research
Board’s Committee on Traffic Signal Systems.
Christopher M. Monsere is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental
Engineering in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at
Portland State University. His primary research interests are in the areas of
multimodal transportation safety; management and dissemination of large
transportation datasets; and improvements in transportation operations. He is
co-chair of the Transportation Research Board's Safety Data, Analysis, and
Evaluation committee (ANB20), on the editorial board of Journal of
Transportation Safety and Security, and a past member of the TRB Task Force to
develop the Highway Safety Manual (ANB25T). He received his MSCE and Ph.D. with
an emphasis in transportation from Iowa State University, and is licensed
professional engineer in the state of Oregon.
Dr. Richard Nassi, P.E., currently is the on-call consultant
to the Pima Association of Governments for Traffic Engineering services. He has
developed specialized signals such as the TOUCAN and BikeHAWK to assist
pedestrians and cyclists in crossing major arterials and tie bikeways together
for the community. Dr. Nassi served the City of Tucson as Transportation
Administrator for over 30 years where he helped expand and facilitate the use
of all modes of travel. He developed the HAWK pedestrian beacon in the early
1990s and has partnered with the Pima Association of Governments, the City of
Tucson, and Living Streets Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits: APBP will provide an attendance
certificate to those who
document their professional development hours; each 60-minute webinar
provides one hour of training (.1 CEU). The AICP has approved 1.25 CM credits for this webinar.
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