National Highway Institute Bicycle Facility Design Course

Description: Bicycle facility design is an emerging subject. The availability of Federal, State, and local transportation funding for bicycle facilities that serve transportation and recreational users is resulting in dramatic increase in the number of facilities being planned and built. Although there are no Federal design standards for bicycle facilities, a newly adopted "American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities," or a modification thereof, is being used by many States and localities as the design guide. However, designing bicycle facilities often requires not only the use of the AASHTO guide as well as other documents, but also the application of engineering judgment where specific information is not provided. This course will assist planners and designers in learning how to apply the existing standards and how to deal with other technical issues involved.

Target Audience: Federal, State, or local engineers with planning, design, construction, or maintenance responsibilities; bicycle specialists, transportation planners; landscape architects, as well as decision makers at the project planning level.

Length: 1.5 Days

Contact: NHI Training Program Manager Mila Plosky at (703) 235-0527 or For technical information, contact Gabe Rousseau at (202) 366-8044 or

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