Pedestrian Safety

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OVERVIEW


Many communities in the United States were not designated for pedestrian travel; however, walkability in today's world is important for active transportation and is an indicator of a livable community. Accommodating pedestrians must be done safely. The goal of this class is to help state and local road agencies address pedestrian safety in design, operations, and maintenance.



OBJECTIVES


Upon completion of this class, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand pedestrian characteristics and their relation to safety

  • Understand the significance of land use, site design, and roadway characteristics of pedestrian safety

  • Understand effective design of pedestrian facilities and roadways

  • Understand best practices for reducing pedestrian crashes and injuries


AUDIENCE


This class should be of interest to design, traffic, and construction engineers as well as personnel in public works, planning, landscape architecture, recreation and parks, law enforcement, and public health-related fields.