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Despite being used successfully for decades in Europe, Advisory Bike Lanes are an emerging facility type in North America and can be an effective tool for communities wishing to provide bicycle lanes on streets that are otherwise too narrow to accommodate them. This talk will introduce the concept and operation of advisory bike lanes and look at some lessons learned from the early installations of this facility in the U.S. and Canada.
Michael is a graduate student in the Civil Engineering Department at PSU, studying transportation with an emphasis on pedestrian and bicycle facilities. He has a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Electrical Engineering from CSU Chico and UC Santa Barbara, respectively. He worked for 15 years as a biomedical device engineer/manager with eleven patents in the field. Michael also worked as a public works general contractor for approximately 15 years managing road work, bridge work and school modernizations. He returned to school to pursue his passion of creating safe, exciting transportation for all. Michael worked as a volunteer advocate for ten years in Shasta and Siskiyou counties in Northern California and is a member of the California Bicycle Coalition Policy Advisory Board and Shasta Living Streets. Michael spearheaded the creation of a city pedestrian and trails master plan for the City of Mt. Shasta and the securing of grants to build the improvements in that plan. Having lived in the small town of Mt. Shasta, CA for more than 20 years, Michael is particularly interested in active transportation and public transportation issues in the rural environment. While pursuing his Masters, Michael is working at Alta Planning + Design.
Urban transportation, Cyclists -- Services for, Transportation -- Planning, Bicycle lanes
Transportation | Transportation Engineering | Urban Studies
Williams, Michael, "Advisory Bike Lanes in North America" (2017). TREC Friday Seminar Series. 131.