Designing for Bicyclist Safety Webinar Series

This three-part webinar series was delivered to provide agencies with the tools needed to understand the principles of bicyclist safety and respond to safety problems with the appropriate countermeasures and designs. Based on a recently-developed training course fromt he Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), this webinar series conveyed the fundamentals of properly designing for bicyclist safety.

Designing for Bicyclist Safety (Part I)

Tuesday, April 11


The first part of the webinar series provided context for considering bicyclists in the transportation system. Panelists introduced common safety problems for bicyclists, explored trends in bicyclist safety, and identified a range of strategies for diagnosing safety problems.

  • Presentation Slides (PDF)
  • Video Recording (MP4)

Designing for Bicyclist Safety Along the Road (Part II)

Monday, April 17


The second part of the webinar series provided details about improving safety for bicyclists through roadway design strategies. In particular, panelists focused on how to select appropriate designs for bicycle facilities along the roadway, including shared lanes, bicycle lanes, separated bicycle lanes, and separated paths.

  • Presentation Slides (PDF)
  • Video Recording (MP4)

Designing for Bicyclist Safety at Intersections (Part III)

Thursday, April 27


The third parts of the webinar series explored design strategies to improve bicyclist safety at intersections. Various treatments, including signal timing strategies and protected intersections, were presented and discussed.

This webinar series was delivered by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center with support from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Safety through a contract to provide training and technical assistance to the FHWA-designated Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Focus States and Cities.


  • Brooke Struve, FHWA Resource Center
  • Peter Lagerwey, Toole Design Group
  • Michael Cynecki, Lee Engineering
  • Greg Bakos, VHB