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Optimize Signals for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
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When: Wednesday, September 17
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Contact: Debra Goeks

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Optimize Signals for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Key take-aways:
•  Recognize how policies and mode-share targets help to create a framework to prioritize signal projects
•  Understand the factors that affect signal timing in downtown areas
•  Learn strategies to manage speed and reduce delay for cyclists and pedestrians with signals
•  Hear about developing technology for signals

Signals are important traffic control devices that, if designed and operated consistent with multimodal policies, can encourage walking and cycling. They also have a significant impact on speed, an important factor in having a street that works for all users. Established techniques and new technology for optimizing signals can help create a safe, efficient multimodal transportation system. Attend this webinar to learn how to evaluate traffic signal functions and determine what strategies can be used to make them more effective for your community.

This session suggests a framework based on policy and lessons from the private sector to prioritize signal projects; it includes a discussion of considerations for signal timing in downtown areas and strategies to reduce delays for cyclists and pedestrians; and an overview of emerging tools for further innovation in signal timing.

Peter Koonce, Transportation Engineer, Portland Bureau of Transportation

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.

APBP thanks these generous sponsors for underwriting the webinar: