On Thursday, October 2, Julie Bjornstad and Seishi Yamagata from Fehr & Peers gave a presentation on bike and pedestrian transportation planning. 22 students plus Dr. Schultz and Dr. Saito were in attendance for the Forum.
The Forum began with David Bassett (Treasurer) inviting the attendees to explore the updated ITE website and to become a member of BYU ITE.
Julie presented different layout and configuration for bike and pedestrian lanes. Julie shared with the students that “streets don’t need to be just for vehicles.” Julie showed the students how current streets can be converted and configured so that bicyclists and pedestrians can experience additional safety to their travels. Much of the lane configuration helps to promote bicycle use and improves safety overall. Julie also suggested that “wayfinding” can be improved to help travelers find transit centers. Julie also encouraged the students and attendees to check out the ITE Journal and to read more on the increased focus to improve bike and pedestrian travel.
Fehr & Peers generously provided pizza for those who attended the forum.