Rural Bikeways Planning and Design Training Sessions in March and April

Posted on January 31, 2022 by Dene Westbrook

We’re passing this along to Michigan Municipal League members at the request of the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Rural Bikeways Planning and Design: Virtual Bicycle Facility Training

Classes: March 22, 24, or April 19, 2022
Sessions: 1 – 4 p.m.

This 3-hour virtual online course features planning and design approaches for bicycle facilities in a rural context. The program will look deeper into the challenges and solutions for establishing safe and connected bicycle networks within and between rural communities. These concepts will be illustrated using national best practices, case studies, and actual projects in rural communities.

Objectives: Special bikeway design considerations in small town, village, rural, and agricultural areas. Achieving low stress bicycle network planning in rural and small-town contexts. Addressing connectivity issues between rural and urbanized areas. Selecting appropriate bicycle facilities based on context. Appropriate crossing treatments based on roadway characteristics.

Experts: Toole Design Group Planners & Engineers

Audience: This course is for village, city, township, county, and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) managers, engineers, planners, and officials; rural and metropolitan planning organization staff; and other stakeholders.
Registration: This course is provided free by MDOT. Please use below link.

Please RSVP by March11 for March classes and by April 8th for April class. Class link will be provided via a separate email prior to the day of the class.

Accommodations: Accommodations can be made for persons who require mobility, visual, hearing, written or other assistance for participation. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please contact Orlando Curry @ 517-241-7462 or complete Form 2658 for American Sign Language (ASL) located on the Title VI webpage,4616,7-151-9621_31783—,00.html. Request should be made at least five days prior to the meeting date. Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodation or an effective alternative, but accommodations may not be guaranteed.

To register for class:


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