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Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
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Janette Prince

Pedestrians and bicyclists are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of motorized traffic perhaps neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians and bicyclists. This course, instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E., will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian and bicyclist safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users. The course includes an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements and a field trip where students will be exposed to various design elements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered. Upon Completion of the course, participants will be able to:

The following modules will be covered:

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Infrastructure Safety Management
  3. Understanding Pedestrians and Bicyclists
  4. Pedestrians and Bicyclists Countermeasures
  5. ADA Requirements
  6. Roundabouts
  7. Field Trip
  8. Development of a Safety Action Plan

Audience: Engineer, Safety and Roadway Designers as well as individuals with Traffic/Transportation interests.

Professional Development Hours: 12.0
Registration Fees: The following registration fees will be charged for this course, $175 for Maryland Local Government participants, and $199 for all other participants.

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