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Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Thursday, May 6, 2021
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
MDT2/MDLTAP Virtual Classroom
For More Information:
Janette Prince
301.405.6535
janette@umd.edu
http://www.mdt2center.umd.edu/training/registration

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 students will be exposed to various design elements (through virtual presentation). Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered. Upon Completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand pedestrian and bicyclist traffic
  • Describe their needs,
  • Diagnose crash causes
  • Select proper countermeasures
  • Identify safety-related geometric design elements (including roundabouts and bicycle lanes), and
  • Describe disable pedestrian considerations as per the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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. Development of a Safety Action Plan

Audience: Engineer, Safety and Roadway Designers as well as individuals with Traffic/Transportation interests.
Registration Fees: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.

This Event is For: Public

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