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FHWA Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation

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LESSON 21: BICYCLE FACILITY MAINTENANCE (INSTRUCTOR'S NOTES)

Lesson Objectives:

Upon completion of this lesson students will be able to:

  1. Understand and can explain the importance of bicycle facility maintenance.
  2. Understand and can state in their own words the objectives of bicycle maintenance.
  3. Plan an implementation strategy to effect bicycle facility maintenance.
  4. List several types of typical maintenance problems, along with solutions to these problems.

Pre-Instruction:

Components

Activities

Motivation

Show a few examples (e.g., slides, videotape) of poorly maintained bicycle facilities.

Explain the types of problems bicycle riders might encounter because of the illustrated problems.

Objectives

Present and explain the four lesson goals listed above (V-21-1).

Information Presentation:

Components

Activities

Information Sequence

Outline the presentation of the lecture (V-21-2).

Information

Summarize the objectives of bicycle facility maintenance (V-21-3).

Outline how to develop a maintenance implementation plan (V-21-4).

Review examples of typical maintenance problems and solutions (V-21-5).

Example(s)

Associate the development of the maintenance implementation plan with your own experiences in developing engineering implementation plans.

Show multiple examples (e.g., slides, videotape) of typical maintenance problems.

Student Participation:

Components

Activities

Practice

Divide the students into small groups and have them compile a list of bicycle facility maintenance problems specific to your area/location.

Have the students propose solutions to the identified problems.

Feedback

Initiate a group discussion of the identified problems and solutions.

Encourage all of the working groups to provide feedback to their peers.

Provide comment and feedback to the class as appropriate.

Follow-Up:

Components

Activities

Enrichment

Assign reading for Lesson 22.

Ask the students to compile a list of types of local bicycle parking facilities.

Review

Lesson Objectives:

Lesson Outline:

Maintenance Objectives:

Implementation Planning:

Typical Maintenance Problems:

Lesson Summary:

 

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