The next Traffic Bicycling for Transportation Professionals class is being offered as an optional NC Bike Summit workshop at UNCG on the day before the Summit.
Traffic Bicycling for Transportation Professionals
An All-Day Intensive Workshop
Thursday October 9, 2014
Oriented toward transportation engineers, planners, and police, but open to all adults, this on-bike training course presents an evidence-based concept of operations for safe, efficient, and lawful bicycle driving in urban traffic. Participants enhance their bike handling skills, increase their capability and confidence in real traffic, and improve their understanding of how state traffic laws support successful bicycling. Bicycle crash data and crash causality are examined. Implications for transportation planning, facility design and law enforcement are discussed. Students receive certification for completing League of American Bicyclists Traffic Skills 101, a prerequisite for LCI certification. Total class time is 9 hours. Inexperienced bicyclists are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students must bring their own bicycle in good working order, a helmet, water bottle, and clothing comfortable for bicycling.
The class will start at 8:00 AM in Room 2711 of the Moore Humanities & Research Administration (MHRA) building, UNC Greensboro. The Moore Humanities & Research Administration (MHRA) building is at the corner of Spring Garden Street and Forest Street, directly across from the Oakland Avenue Parking Deck.
It is highly recommended that you at least read pages 4-11 of the textbook before class. We will not have time to discuss those topics in detail during class but they are important for being prepared to ride. If you will are taking this class for credit for the LAB Traffic Skills 101 course in preparation to become an LCI, reading the textbook will help you pass the test at the end of the course. The class will include much additional information not in the textbook; a .pdf of the full class presentation will be made available after class.
We will be riding to a local restaurant for lunch. Please bring a bike lock for securing your bicycle at the restaurant.
The following very short videos introduce several of the traffic bicycling concepts that we will be utilizing in class. Please take a moment to watch them before class so we can focus more of our class time on discussion and individual attention to all students when we ride.
Rules of Movement
(Note that we will cover NC traffic law specifically in class)
Where should I ride?
Lastly, below is a good video explaining how to fix a flat. The only thing I would add to the video is that it’s helpful to pump a small amount of air into the new tube to untwist it and give it some shape before putting it into the tire. If you would like to learn hands-on how to fix a flat, see me after class and we will practice it together.
For more information about the content of this class, and student testimonials, see the Traffic Bicycling for Transportation Professionals details page.