David D. Levinger
Systematic study of specialized subject matter. Topics for each quarter vary, depending upon current interest and needs, and are announced in the preceding quarter.
*Pedestrian & Bicycle Planning* - Enables students to lead ped & bike planning efforts. Professionals with this specialty play an important role achieving goals of mobility, health and environmental sustainability. Students will learn a variety of approaches to pedestrian and bicycle planning including mode-centered master plans, neighborhood plans, social marketing campaigns, and engineering interventions. The course emphasizes the role of government-community-business collaboration and cross-discipline strategies in cultivating change. Walking and bicycling are gaining status as significant modes of travel and as key metrics for urban design. Planning approaches from the US, Asia, and Europe can guide local efforts to increase walking and bicycling as significant modes of travel. The course focuses on bicycle and pedestrian master planning and compares other efforts such as neighborhood plans, social marketing campaigns, and engineering changes. Collaboration and cross-discipline strategies for cultivating change will be addressed.
Student learning goals
Understand strategies for increasing walking and bicycling
Be able to serve diverse concerns of pedestrians and bicyclists
Know the state-of-the art in planning for peds & for bikes
Improving the construction of pedestrian and bicycle facilities
How to conduct a master-planning process for peds & bikes
General method of instruction
Class meetings will include lecture, discussion, analysis, and review.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments will include practical exercises drawn from a generalized master-planning process.