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Designing for Pedestrian Safety 201 Workshop
(March 24-25, 2015)

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-sponsored Designing for Pedestrian Safety 201 workshop was held March 24–25, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Transportation Council Room of the North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Dr., Arlington, TX 76011.

Working as a Team Graphic of an intersection Pedestrian Crossing

 

The course will help state and local transportation professionals address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions and implementing specific countermeasures. In addition, a site visit to a nearby State Highway corridor in Arlington will be conducted in which workshop attendees will define pedestrian safety problems and identify specific countermeasures that could be implemented. 

 

We will have more information about upcoming workshops as they are scheduled. 

 

The course is best suited for engineers, planners, traffic safety and injury prevention professionals seeking ideas and solutions for making changes to the physical environment that improve safety for pedestrians, and provides more detail of various countermeasures presented in the introductory Designing for Pedestrian Safety 101 course conducted in September 2014. 

 

 Workshop Training Models Include:

The following reference documents are recommended for the course:

 

Designing for Pedestrian Safety 101 Workshop - September 2014
(click here)


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-sponsored Designing for Pedestrian Safety workshops were held September 23-24 and September 25-26, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Regional Forum Room of the North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Dr., Arlington, TX 76011.

Designing for Pedestrian Safety Workshops (September 23-24 and September 25-26)
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 Presentation Materials:

This course is intended to help state and local transportation professionals address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions. The course is best suited for engineers, planners, traffic safety and enforcement professionals, public health and injury prevention professionals, and decision makers who are seeking ideas and solutions for making changes to the physical environment that improve safety for pedestrians.

 Training objectives include:

  • Participants will learn that pedestrians belong in all geometric design, operations, and safety considerations.
  • Participants will learn the significance of land-use, street connectivity, and site design in helping to make a safer pedestrian environment.
  • Participants will understand human behavior issues related to pedestrians and drivers interacting safely and common pedestrian crash types. 
  • Participants will understand the role that planning and street design play in pedestrian safety.
  • Participants will learn effective solutions and best practices in design and operations for pedestrian safety. Specific design and operational issues covered include:
    • Sidewalk and walkway design
    • Intersection geometry
    • Signs, signals, and crosswalks
    • Interchange design and alternatives
    • Facilities at signalized intersections
    • Roundabouts
    • Connections to transit
    • Road diets and other traffic calming measures

The FHWA document PEDSAFE: Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System (available online at http://www.pedbikesafe.org/PEDSAFE/) is used as the primary reference for this course. Additionally, several major engineering-related reference materials and policies are cited.

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