What does good pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure look like? What is considered state-of-the-art in pedestrian and bicycle facility construction? How do communities get this infrastructure built? How can we evaluate success?
Municipalities throughout Massachusetts are exploring ways to provide for walkers and cyclists and are establishing new facilities for these active modes that improve safety and attract new users.
This one-day tour will present participants with training in the following areas:
- Review of basic pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure to establish a common vocabulary
- On-site examination of pedestrian and bicycle facilities that encourage safe walking and bicycling while benefiting all users of the same street corridor.
- Summary of pedestrian/bicycle improvement implementation process for each facility, including average improvement costs for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
- Identification of successful designs and discussion of reasons for their success
The study tour will showcase examples of both bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure at each of stop along the tour. MassBike and WalkBoston, along with the project designer or city staff project manager responsible for the infrastructure improvement, will describe the ped/bike improvement and take questions.
The tour will include bus transportation, a light breakfast and lunch.
The tour size is limited to 20 individuals per tour*
*Public Employees Only
Please be aware that this tour will involve walking outdoors and at distances up to a mile at a time.
June 4, 2015 and June 8, 2015
Tours will begin and end at Assembly Square in Somerville.
For more information and to register for this tour, please visit the Baystate Roads Program’s Workshops Page or call 413-577-2762.