Development of Pedestrian & Bicycle Transportation Course Modules

According to a 2012 report by the Alliance for Biking and Walking, crashes involving bicyclists and/or pedestrians account for almost 15% of all traffic crashes. The states that house Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE) consortium universities, including Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Mississippi, are among the top seven states with the highest pedestrian and bicyclist fatality rates in the nation. Training the next generation of planners and engineers to consider pedestrian and bicyclist needs is critical to addressing safety and livability concerns and creating more balanced, integrated, and efficient transportation systems. The authors developed and evaluated three short teaching modules for undergraduate students on planning and design for pedestrians and bicyclists (available at http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/training/courses_short.cfm). Each module includes a PowerPoint file and a narrative accompanying the file. The third module also contains a mini exercise or capstone case, bringing together the concepts presented in the three previous modules. The aim is that the instructor can choose between one, two, or all three modules. Modules were tested and evaluated by students at Auburn University enrolled in a junior-level introductory Transportation Engineering course. Since being made available to the public in August 2013, the materials were downloaded more than 120 times by individuals affiliated with educational and non-educational institutions. Although the main use of the modules is educational and training activities, they have also been used for advocacy and practice.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01530972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2012-028
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, RITA, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 3 2014 9:44AM