Posted on August 09, 2011 3:37 PM
Upcoming webinar -- Crossing solutions at roundabouts and channelized right-turn lanes for pedestrians with visual impairments
As part of its Promising Practices and Solutions in Accessible Transportation series, Easter Seals Project ACTION, in partnership with the Transportation Research Board (TRB), is presenting a webinar on a recently released report by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) on the issues and design solutions for navigation of roundabouts and channelized right-turn lanes by pedestrians who have visual impairments. (See our earlier blog post on this report.)
The webinar will feature panelists’ evaluation of accessibility at these complex intersection types and their understandings of the impacts of site geometry and operational characteristics on accessibility. The webinar will present the findings on infrastructure-based treatments aimed at improving the accessibility of roundabouts and channelized right-turn lanes. The panelists will include a certified orientation and mobility specialist, as well as a registered professional engineer.
The webinar will take place Wednesday, August 17, 2011, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. CT. The webinar is free but space is limited and advance registration is required.