ODOT hosts training sessions related to bicycle and pedestrian facility planning and design. Information regarding upcoming trainings can be found at the Ohio Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center. In addition, ODOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner partners with other agencies to offer training. The following is a list of trainings that have been offered:
- March 29 -30, 2010: HCAT Conference in Columbus (partnered with several state agencies).
- July 2010: Safe Bike Education Training Tour (SafeBET Tour). ODOT partnered with MORPC, and the cities of Hilliard and Pickerington to learn about bicycle facility design and safe riding skills from the perspective of a bicyclist.
- November 2010: Accessible Pedestrian Signals Workshop.
- May 9-10, 2011: HCAT Conference in Cleveland (partnered with several state agencies, Cleveland Clinic, and GUND Foundation).
- February 2012: ODOT hosted National Highway Institute 12-hour Designing for Pedestrian Safety workshop.
- March/April 2012: Walking School Bus Training, sponsored by Ohio Safe Routes to School, ODOT, Ohio LTAP Center.
- June 2012: Bicycle/Pedestrian Road Safety Audit Training, sponsored by ODOT LTAP Office.
- Sept 2012: Safe Bike Education Training Tour (SafeBET Tour).
ODOT's 2nd Safe Bike Education Training Tour: A Safe BET!
On Friday, September 28, 2012, ODOT partnered with MVRPC and LJB, Inc. to host another half day workshop ON BIKE to teach local engineers and planners in the Dayton region bicycle facility design and safe riding skills. We started in Kettering and rode in a group through the cities of Kettering, Dayton, Riverside and Beavercreek. We took frequent breaks along the route at designated areas on each bike facility type and discussed proper design elements, lessons learned/best practices, the most current and accepted design standards, and new updates to the 2012 AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities.
Free Accessible Pedestrian Signals Workshop
This free workshop, held in November 2010, through TRB/NCHRP 03-62, provides information and guidance pertaining to the features, design, and installation of accessible pedestrian signals (APS). If you missed the workshop, download the presentations:
Accessible Pedestrian Signals Workshop Presentations (PDF)
ODOT's 1st Ever Safe Bike Education Training Tour: A Safe BET!
On July 16 2010, ODOT partnered with MORPC and the cities of Hilliard and Pickerington for the first bike education training course conducted on BIKE!
This half-day training class included a 15-mile ride through Hilliard along shared use lanes, bike lanes, shared use paths, arterial roadways with roundabouts and rural roadways with and without adequate shoulder. The objective of the ride was to educate and train public officials, engineers and planners on the proper design of different bicycle facilities. Riding within these different bicycle facilities allowed attendees to gain a better understanding of what it is like to ride on the facilities that they help fund, plan and design.
Experienced and knowledgeable City engineers from Hilliard and Pickerington lead the group along the route and stopped at designated areas to discuss proper design elements, lessons learned/best practices, the most current and accepted design standards, and potential new updates to the AASHTO guide. Law enforcement experts also stopped in designated areas to discuss proper riding safety techniques.