Training Courses on Pedestrian Planning and Design

Training Courses on Pedestrian Planning and Design

UNC Highway Safety Research Center

The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) is now offering three training courses on pedestrian planning and design. Originally developed by HSRC's Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the courses are geared toward professionals with responsibility for improving pedestrian safety and contain the latest information from the best national guidelines, state and local practices, and pedestrian safety research. Course options include:

• Developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (two-days) - This course is designed to help state and local officials develop a pedestrian safety action plan tailored to their agency, or enhance their existing pedestrian safety programs. Participants will learn how to identify safety problems, involve stakeholders, analyze data, select and implement optimal engineering, education and enforcement solutions, discover untapped funding sources, improve policies that affect pedestrians, and make a stronger commitment to safety. This course is intended for engineers, planners, enforcement officers, educators, public health and safety officials.

• Designing for Pedestrian Safety (two-days) - This course is designed to help engineering and planning professionals address pedestrian safety through design and engineering treatments. Participants will learn about effective design solutions and best practices for pedestrian safety. Issues covered include sidewalk design; street crossing techniques; intersection geometry; interchange design; signalized intersections; road diets and more. Participants will take part in a field exercise and other breakout sessions to share engineering and policy solutions.

• Planning and designing for pedestrian safety (three-days) - This course combines key material in the two courses described above. This course is designed to help state and local officials learn how to address pedestrian safety issues through a comprehensive approach.

The courses are taught by national pedestrian safety experts and are complimented by additional FHWA resource guides, including the How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan guide and the PEDSAFE: Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System.

Information about course details, instructors, course costs, and scheduling can be found at, or by contacting Charlie Zegeer at [email protected].

Related Link: Training Courses on Planning and Designing for Pedestrian Safety

For more information contact:

Charlie Zegeer
UNC Highway Safety Research Center
730 MLK, Jr. Blvd. CB 3430
Chapel Hill
NC 27599-3430

Phone: 919-962-2203
Email: [email protected]

Posted January 3, 2008

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