Online Store | Print Page | Your Cart | Sign In | Join APBP
Bike Signals
View Registrations Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend Events in Series
Bike Signals

When: Wednesday, May 15
3:00 to 4:15 pm Eastern
Contact: Debra Goeks

Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

Bike Signals
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 pedestrians.


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.

Dr. 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.

The fee to purchase a site license is $50 for APBP members, $85 for non-APBP members. Each site license includes one phone connection (toll charges apply, or use VoIP), one Internet connection, one set of handouts for unlimited attendees in the same location, and access to the recording. (You may be required to download free software from Citrix GoToMeeting in order to participate in the webinar.) APBP accepts Visa, MasterCard or AMEX. For more information, contact Debra Goeks (262-228-7025 or info at   


APBP thanks these generous sponsors for underwriting the webinar: