MDOT Celebrates National Bike Month with Urban Planning Classes

MDOT is offering sessions to the public about how infrastructure can help bikers and drivers coexist.

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The Michigan Department of Transportation is showcasing the many benefits of using two wheels instead of four to move around.

It’s National Bike Month, and transportation officials are hosting a series of classes for city planners, residents and roadway engineers, according to MDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Josh DeBruyn.

“[The sessions will] give participants an understanding of how to design bicycle facilities within the roadway, and then the participants will go out and actually ride a bicycle to experience the different roadway designs.”

-Josh DeBruyn

DeBruyn says the courses aim to show communities how bikers and drivers can coexist safely. He says the sessions begin this week in Trenton and Hastings.

A full schedule of classes can be found here.