Part 1 of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center’s (PBIC) Pedestrian Safety Webinar Series take place on July 20, 2010, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. CDT. The title of the webinar is “Introduction to Pedestrian Safety Design and Planning Principles.”
The webinar will provide an overview of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)/PBIC course, "Designing for Pedestrian Safety" and will also provide participants with a background in planning and pedestrian safety issues. Nationwide statistics on pedestrian safety and crash trends in the U.S. will be presented to give participants an understanding of the scope of the problem.
The presentation also covers key questions regarding pedestrian planning principles and related accommodations, and builds the case for including pedestrians in all Transportation and design decisions. Participants will then be presented with an overview of planning elements that affect pedestrian safety, including land use, connectivity, access management, site design, and level of service.
The instructors will be Michael Ronkin of Designing Streets for People, LLC, and Craig Allred, FHWA resource center technical specialist. Online registration is available.