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Best Planning and Engineering Practices for School Zones
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When: Wednesday, May 21
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Contact: Debra Goeks

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Best Planning and Engineering Practices for School Zones

This webinar takes an in-depth look at how effective engineering and planning in school zones can improve traffic safety and neighborhood livability. What are the best practices? How can we improve collaboration between city staff, school principals and law enforcement? APBP’s May 2014 webinar offers answers based on three school safety case studies from Peoria, Ariz.

Two case studies involve elementary schools and include discussion of effective collaboration, traffic control devices, access management, and school policy to reduce school-related traffic congestion during school arrival and dismissal times. The third case study focuses on a high school where behavioral observation led problem-solvers to install an effective mid-block crossing. In all three cases, the city’s approach to “the problem” included a bigger picture look at walking and bicycling routes, sidewalk width and crosswalk access. The webinar also examines how effective school policies and reconfiguration of problematic school pick-up and drop-off areas can greatly improve children’s safety. Peoria’s population of 160,000 people and its suburban proximity to Phoenix offer rich insights useful in similar locales throughout North America.

Presenter: Brandon Forrey, Transportation Planning Engineer, City of Peoria, Arizona

Continuing Education Credits: APBP will provide an attendance certificate to those who document their professional development hours; each 60-minute webinar provides one hour of training (.1 CEU). APBP has applied to the AICP for  1 Certification Maintenance credit for this webinar.

The fee to purchase a site license is $50 for APBP members, $85 for non-APBP members. Each site license includes one phone connection (toll charges apply, or use VoIP), one Internet connection, one set of handouts for unlimited attendees in the same location, and access to the recording. (You may be required to download free software from Citrix GoToMeeting in order to participate in the webinar.) APBP accepts Visa, MasterCard or AMEX. For more information, contact Debra Goeks (262-228-7025 or info "at"

APBP thanks these generous sponsors for underwriting the webinar: