According to the NHTSA, 2016 witnessed the most pedestrian fatalities since 1990, accounting for approximately 16% of all roadway fatalities (5,987). In 2016, 72% of pedestrian fatalities occurred away from intersections (e.g., mid-block locations) and approximately 26% occurred at intersections.

This workshop is designed for any local or state transportation, or public safety professionals involved in making decisions regarding the safety of their road systems. Engineers, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinators, Managers, Public Works Personnel, Highway Supervisors, Planners, Legal Traffic Authorities (LTAs), and law enforcement personnel are also encouraged to attend.

This full-day workshop will provide an overview of the pedestrian-safety-crossing problem, provide resources for addressing the problem, and present the “Spectacular 7” safety treatments outlined below. 

This class includes a field exercise that will allow you to put into practice what is learned during the classroom portion of the workshop. Please bring a safety vest and wear comfortable shoes for this portion of the program. A measuring wheel is also recommended, if available. 

“Spectacular 7” Safety Treatments:

  • Rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) are active (user-actuated) or passive (automated detection) amber LEDs that use an irregular flash pattern at mid-block or uncontrolled crossing locations. They significantly increase driver yielding behavior.
  • Leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs) at signalized intersections allow pedestrians to walk, usually 3 to 4 seconds, before vehicles get a green signal to turn left or right. The LPI increases visibility, reduces conflicts, and improves yielding.
  • Crosswalk visibility enhancements, such as crosswalk lighting and enhanced signage and markings, help drivers detect pedestrians–particularly at night.
  • Raised crosswalks can serve as a traffic calming measure and reduce vehicle speeds.
  • Pedestrian crossing/refuge islands allow pedestrians a safer place to stop at the midpoint of the roadway before crossing the remaining distance. This is particularly helpful for pedestrians with limited mobility.
  • Pedestrian hybrid beacons (PHBs) provide positive stop control for higher-speed, multilane roadways with high vehicular volumes. The PHB is an intermediate option between a flashing beacon and a full pedestrian signal.
  • Road Diets can reduce vehicle speeds and the number of lanes pedestrians cross, and they can create space to add new pedestrian facilities such as pedestrian crossing/refuge islands.

Instructor Bios:

Peter Eun is a Transportation Safety Engineer with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Resource Center’s Safety & Design Technical Service Team, and is located in Olympia Washington. He is currently a co-lead for the Every Day Counts Round 5 (EDC-5) Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian, (STEP) initiative. He also co-leads the Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Focused Approach to Safety. In both initiatives, Eun develops and delivers training, and provides technical assistance in various forms, such as Road Safety Audits (RSAs). Peter has been with FHWA for 21+ years and the majority of that time has been in Safety. Peter is happily married; although his wife (Heejung) is not fond of all the travel he does, she knows it is saving lives.

K. Craig Allred is currently a Transportation Safety Specialist assigned to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Resource Center on the Safety and Design Technical Service Team, working with Road Safety Audits (RSAs), Pedestrian Safety, Automated Enforcement, Speed Management, Intelligent Transportation Systems, (ITS), and Mature Drivers. He has conducted over 750 RSAs and/or workshops during the past 15 years. Allred has presented in 50 states and territories and several countries across the world. He previously worked in the FHWA Office of Safety and Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (JPO) as the Public Safety Coordinator. Allred is a Master Trainer with the National Highway Institute (NHI) evaluating and certifying potential instructors and received the “Instructor of Excellence” distinction the past 12 years.

Wayne Emington is the Safety and Operations Engineer with the Maine Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) located in Augusta, Maine. He is a member of the Every Day Counts – 5 Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) team, which is promoting seven pedestrian safety treatments across the country in 2019 and 2020. Wayne has been involved with the planning, development, and delivery of bicycle and pedestrian safety projects by state and local agencies for over twelve years at both the Federal Highway Administration and the Michigan Department of Transportation.

 

This in-classroom training is being provided at no-cost and will award 6.0 PDHs upon completion.
There will be a one-hour lunch break, however meals are not provided.

Space for this workshop is limited, and local agencies are being given first priority!

Agenda

1. Welcome / Introductions

2. Why STEP: Background and data

3. Polices and Process

4. Break

5. STEP Treatments

6. Lunch

7. STEP Treatments Cont.

8. Site Visit

9. Report out

10. Final Remarks/ Evaluations/Adjourn

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CHIPLEY, FL
DATE: Weds., January 22, 2020
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DATE: Thurs., January 23, 2020
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