University Pedestrian and Bicycle Education Workshop at TRB

News Brief

November 11 , 2009

CHAPEL HILL, NC –The Transportation Research Board ( TRB) Pedestrian and Bicycle Committees are hosting a workshop on University Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Education at the TRB Annual Meeting. The workshop will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2010, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. We hope that you can attend. More details are provided below.

TITLE: University Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Education
DATE AND TIME: Sunday, January 10, 2010, 9 a.m. to noon
LOCATION: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC
Registration for the TRB Meeting is not required to attend this workshop.

This workshop will provide information about existing university pedestrian and bicycle transportation courses. It will explore challenges and opportunities for improving non-motorized transportation education and foster discussion about how professors,
researchers, students, advocates, and other professionals can contribute to better pedestrian and bicycle education opportunities at the national and local levels. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to provide input and discuss key topics in small breakout groups.

Rebecca Sanders, University of California-Berkeley
Laura Sandt, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Robert Schneider, University of California-Berkeley
Lynn Weigand, Portland State University

Understand how many university pedestrian and bicycle education courses are currently being offered in the United States and abroad

  • Understand the range of topics currently being covered in a sample of pedestrian and bicycle education courses
  • Understand the range of institutional arrangements that have been made to offer pedestrian and bicycle education within university planning and engineering programs
  • Understand the challenges related to establishing new pedestrian and bicycle courses within existing university structures
  • Learn about what other pedestrian and bicycle course instructors throughout the country are struggling with—from specific topics to institutional barriers
  • Learn about opportunities for integrating expertise from pedestrian and bicycle practitioners into courses
  • Help define the core competencies, central topics, or essential body of knowledge necessary for bicycle and pedestrian practitioners

For further information please contact Bob Schneider,