Once adopted, the Fifth Edition of the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities will be the most detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative resource for North American bikeway design ever created. This update significantly expands and reorganizes the Guide, providing a level of specific, thoroughly researched design guidance more in line with AASHTO’s “Green Book” Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets. Led by Toole Design, the goal of the training is to give attendees a working knowledge of what is in the upcoming edition of the AASHTO Bike Guide.
Given rapid advances in bicycle facility design practices over the past decade—and in the context of extended and ongoing postponements of revisions to the MUTCD—the Guide will fill a pressing need to consolidate varied design guidance and align practices nationally. New content includes more deliberate consideration of the design user profile, a new section consolidating elements of design, and chapters with guidance specific to separated bike lanes, bike boulevards, complex intersections, and bikeway maintenance, among other additional topics. The one-day training will include a preview of what updates to expect directly from authors of the new Guide anticipated for release in 2018. Toole Design’s work on the new AASHTO Guide has also been informed by its collaboration with MassDOT on the award-winning Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide. The firm also recently partnered with MassDOT on an updated Statewide Bicycle Transportation Plan and the training will also draw on these materials.
Presented by: Jeremy Chrzan and Nick Jackson, Toole Design Group
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM on May 8, with a 1-hour lunch and two 15-minute breaks.