Webinar: New Pedestrian Treatments for High-Speed, High-Volume, Multi-lane Roadways

Wednesday, July 20 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

This webinar will provide ways that agencies are testing new pedestrian treatments, particularly for high-speed, high-volume, multilane roadways.  The webinar will include an overview from FHWA on the various ways that agencies are exploring new treatments along with highlighting a project from Virginia.  The Virginia DOT pilot project includes a literature review, a study of locations throughout the State, and working with District engineers to select innovative treatments to improve pedestrian safety.  Some of these treatments have been used elsewhere but not studied to prove their effectiveness, while others are brand new to the United States.

Ultimately, this webinar will give agencies ideas for potential new pedestrian safety treatments and to highlight the benefits of pilot projects.


APBP Project Spotlight:
HEADS UP Pedestrian Safety Activity Book

The City of Phoenix created a pedestrian safety coloring book aimed at children ages 8-12. The book includes fun activities and engaging exercises that teach positive pedestrian behaviors. Participating students in safety classes received a book and were tested on their knowledge of pedestrian safety before and after the 6-week period. The curriculum also includes a voluntary activity called “Create a Walkable City”. The Street Transportation Dept. is developing a Spanish version of the book.
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