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FHWA Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation

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LESSON 18: SHARED ROADWAYS (INSTRUCTOR'S NOTES)

Objectives:

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the different types of shared roadways.
  2. Explain the elements used in designing roadways for the shared use of vehicular and bicycle traffic.

Pre-Instruction:

Components

Activities

Motivation

Have the students describe the problems they encountered when they took their bicycle trip on a shared roadway.

Objectives

Present and explain the two lesson goals listed above (V-18-1).

Information Presentation:

Components

Activities

Information Sequence

Outline the presentation of the lecture (V-18-2).

Information

Discuss where and when to use shared lanes.

Describe the use of wide curb lanes.

Describe the use of shoulder bikeways (V-18-3).

Describe the use of bike routes (V-18-4).

Describe the use of bicycle boulevards (V-18-5).

Review poor practices and other design considerations (V-18-6).

Example(s)

Show examples (e.g., slides, videotape) of the different types of shared roadways cited in the text.

Student Participation:

Components

Activities

Practice

Use the activity provided in the Student's Guide.

Feedback

Provide comment and feedback to the class as appropriate.

Follow-Up:

Components

Activities

Enrichment

Assign reading for Lesson 19.

Have the students take a bicycle ride on a road with bicycle lanes and note what problems they encounter on their trips.

Review

Provide a summary of Lesson 18 (V-18-7).

Exercise

Ask the students to complete the exercise at the end of Lesson 18 in their workbooks. The exercise is reprinted below for your convenience.

18.9 Exercise

Lesson Objectives:

Lesson Outline:

Shoulder Bikeways:

Bike Routes:

Bicycle Boulevards:

Poor Practices/Other Design Considerations:

Lesson Summary:

 

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