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FHWA Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation

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LESSON 20: RESTRIPING EXISTING ROADS WITH BIKE LANES (INSTRUCTOR'S NOTES)

Objectives:

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

  1. Describe where and when it might be appropriate to restripe existing roadways to accommodate bicycles.
  2. Explain what techniques for restriping are available to the designer.

Pre-Instruction:

Components

Activities

Motivation

Have the students present their lists of roadways where bicycle traffic might be inappropriate. Have the students describe why bicycle traffic would not be acceptable at these locations. Have the students consider what changes might be made in order to accommodate bicycles.

Objectives

Present and explain the two lesson goals listed above (V-20-1).

Information Presentation:

Components

Activities

Information Sequence

Outline the presentation of the lecture (V-20-2).

Information

Discuss where and when it might be appropriate to restripe existing roadways to accommodate bicycles.

Review the general design principles related to the restriping of vehicular traffic lanes to accommodate bicycles (V-20-3).

Example(s)

Show examples (e.g., slides, videotape) of the different types of restriped traffic lanes 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 21.

Have the students compile a list of maintenance problems they have noticed on their earlier bicycle rides.

Review

Provide a summary of Lesson 20 (V-20-4).

Exercise

Ask the students to complete the exercise at the end of Lesson 20 in their workbooks. This exercise is reprinted below for your convenience.

20.10 Exercise

Lesson Objective:

Lesson Outline:

Lane Restriping Design Principles:

Lesson Summary:

 

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