Complete streets, transit, bikeway, and pedestrian planning, design, and performance measurement
Federal, state and local policies assert that pedestrian facilities are important parts of a multi-modal transportation system. Communities across California are asking for more emphasis on walkability, with facilities that are safe and comfortable for all pedestrians, including those who are disabled.
Recent updates to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD) and the California Highway Design Manual have provided more options and design guidelines. This new course covers principles and good practices, including how to plan, design, and operate a wide range of pedestrian-friendly facilities like sidewalks, crosswalks, and other public spaces adjoining or intersecting the vehicular transportation system.
In this course, application of current standards and guidelines is emphasized and case studies supplement lectures. This course is developed to meet the training needs of professionals charged with preliminary planning, development, or conceptual design of high-quality pedestrian facilities, and will also be valuable for professionals responsible for planning pedestrian-friendly networks, interested in learning how to deliver high-quality facilities, or desiring tools to remodel existing facilities to better serve user needs.
Additional course detail is provided in the sections below.
Module 1: Policies & Trends Affecting Pedestrians (2.5 hours)
Module 2: Public Engagement & Corridor Design (2.5 hours)
Module 3: Crosswalks & Intersection Design (2.5 hours)
Students learn how to create a variety of pedestrian-friendly facilities while staying within federal and state standards and guidelines for safety and meeting current ADA requirements.
Trainees will gain an in-depth understanding of the design considerations that should guide the development of pedestrian master plans and will be better prepared to develop quality designs, apply design principles to inform project planning phases, and address issues that may limit effectiveness of existing facilities.
This course is intended for engineers and planners working for airport authorities, consultants, and government agencies, as well as airport and airline management personnel interested in the technical considerations that need to be taken into account in planning airport development in the post-coronavirus pandemic environment.
It will also be of interest to those involved in teaching transportation engineering courses or undertaking research on airport-related topics.
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Obaid Khan, PE, Senior Project Manager, Gray-Bowen-Scott
Mr. Khan is a registered Civil Engineer in California with over 28 years of professional experience in civil and transportation engineering. Mr. Khan recently retired from the City of Dublin, where he oversaw the Transportation Division since 2012. After retiring from Dublin, Mr. Khan joined Gray Bowen Scott as a Senior Project Manager. At the City of Dublin, he oversaw the planning, design, and construction of transportation capital projects as well as the operation of all traffic signals, intelligent transportation systems, and management of all transportation facilities.
Prior to joining the City of Dublin, Mr. Khan managed the Transportation Division at the City of Alameda. At the City of Alameda, he oversaw the City's Transportation Commission and represented the City at various regional forums and committees. He led the development of the City's Pedestrian Master Plan, Bicycle Master Plan, and the update of the City's Transportation Element, including the creation of a multimodal street functional classification system.
Min Zhou, PE, Principal, KOA Corporation
With a background in both engineering and planning, Ms. Zhou offers more than 28 years of professional transportation experience in roadway design, traffic engineering, operational analysis, traffic forecast modeling, multimodal operations, and big data management. She has worked across the United States--in the Midwest, and both East and West Coasts. She has traveled to many countries to learn about their transportation systems.
In recent years, Ms. Zhou has established a reputable expertise in the areas of complete streets, active transportation, and multi-modal transportation in Southern California, and she has managed more than 50 active transportation design and planning projects. Among these projects, Ms. Zhou has developed procedures for walk audits, provided recommendations for pedestrian safety and accessibility improvements, and evaluated toolbox and design features of various pedestrian facilities. Ms. Zhou is a frequent presenter at Institution of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and other professional society conferences.
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