Course listing - CIVL 598P- Pedestrian & Bicycle Facility Design


Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Design (CIVL 598P: is a 3-credit course taught Term 1 on Wednesdays and Fridays from 14:00 to 15:30 (online for 2020W).

The course covers a variety of topics related to the planning, design, and evaluation of non-motorized facilities, particularly in North American cities: Non-motorized travel and travellers; Facility types and design features; Data on walking and cycling; Volumes, capacity, and level-of-service; Walking and cycling plans and networks; Bicycle sharing systems; and Electric-assist and new forms of mobility.

The learning objectives are 1) Understand the motivators, benefits, and risks of walking and cycling in a North American urban context; 2) Understand how transportation policy, plans, and designs can influence walking and cycling behaviour and outcomes; 3) Learn the key elements of pedestrian and bicycle facility designs; 4) Become familiar with the standards of practice in North America for designing and evaluating pedestrian and bicycle facilities; and 5) Gain insights about the critical issues for non-motorized transportation facing cities and decision-makers in the context of rapid technological and social development.

The only prerequisite is a familiarity with the fundamentals of transportation engineering and planning (from courses or experience). The class will involve quantitative analysis, but not advanced mathematical or statistical concepts.

Contact the instructor with any questions: Dr. Alex Bigazzi,






Monday, June 29, 2020