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David D. Levinger
URBDP 498
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Systematic study of specialized subject matter. Topics for each quarter vary, depending upon current interest and needs, and are announced in the preceding quarter.

Class description

*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.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will include practical exercises drawn from a generalized master-planning process.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by David D. Levinger
Date: 05/23/2008