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Designing, Constructing and Maintaining Facilities For All Users (Includes ADA)

  • Mar 15, 2017 (9:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 8:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 1, 2017



  1. Background and Motivation
  2. Characteristics of Non-Motorized Users: pedestrians (able-bodied and disabled) and bicyclists

Designing Roads/Streets for All Users

  1. Design Controls: speed, design vehicle, sight distance, horizontal and vertical alignment, access management, and accessibility (PROWAG)
  2. Road/Street Design Guidelines: lane width, shoulder width and characteristics, medians, mid-block crossings, transit stops, bicycle facilities (bike lanes and cycle tracks), bike travel on freeways and at interchanges, and related issues (e.g., rumble strips, drainage, curb ramps and utility covers)
  3. Intersection Design Guidelines: design guidance, crosswalks, curb return radii, channelized right turns, modern roundabouts, curb extensions, transit stops at intersections, and bicycle treatments

Maintaining Roads for All Users

  1. Pedestrian Facility Maintenance vs. Alterations: surface repairs, drainage improvements, vegetation, and snow removal
  2. Maintaining Facilities for Bicycles: surface repairs, pavement overlays, drainage improvements, vegetation, sweeping, and snow removal
  3. Temporary Traffic Control—Construction, Maintenance and Utility Activities: pedestrian access, control and protection and bicycle access


  1. Case Study Example/Exercise
  2. Concluding Remarks


Ronald W. Eck, PE, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at West Virginia University and is Senior Advisor with the WV Local Technical Assistance Program. Eck is a member of the Transportation Research Board and is a participant in the WVU Community Design Team program. He has been involved in traffic engineering and traffic safety for over 35 years. He chaired the City of Morgantown Traffic Commission for 18 years. In the late 1990’s, he was co-principal investigator on a project to update the West Virginia Division of Highways Driveway Manual. Ron is the 2016 National Local Technical Assistance Program Association’s Achievement Award recipient.

Target Audience

Work zone designers, construction inspectors, contractors, consultants, district and regional DOT engineers, maintenance supervisors and county road superintendents/engineers.

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050