A Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) is a plan developed by community stakeholders intended to improve pedestrian safety in the community. The action plan takes identified countermeasures and puts them into a practical format that allows progress to be measured over time. The effectiveness of a pedestrian safety action plan does not depend on its length or depth. Often times, short, straightforward, and well thought out plans are the most easily implemented. The key is to come up with a plan that effectively focuses resources on making the changes that reduce the greatest number of crashes.
This course is designed to help state and local officials learn how to address pedestrian safety issues by developing and refining a pedestrian safety action plan tailored to their community. Attendees will learn how to involve partners and stakeholders; collect and analyze data; prioritize issues and concerns; and select and implement a combination of education, enforcement, emergency response, and engineering strategies. Attendees will walk away with a step-by-step guide for creating a pedestrian safety action plan.
- Present an overview and framework for state and local agencies to develop and implement a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan tailored to their specific problems and needs
- Provide a reference for improving pedestrian safety through street redesign and the use of engineering countermeasures as well as other safety-related treatments and programs that involve the whole community
Part 1 of 2 – Designing for Pedestrian Safety, Stakeholders, and Data Collection (December 9th | 9am – 12pm ET)
This first session will cover an introduction to designing for pedestrian safety. This will be followed by a discussion on including stakeholders in the PSAP process and the role of data collection.
Part 2 of 2 – Step-by-Step PSAP Development and Selecting Countermeasures (December 16th | 9am – 12pm ET)
The second session will do a deep dive into the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan development process, covering each of the steps involved. This will be followed by a discussion on various pedestrian safety countermeasures.
This webinar series is provided at no cost and will award a certificate to those fully attending and completing the webinar. Professional Development Hours will be provided to those that request these during registration. Each session in the series will award 3.0 PDHs, and a total of 6.0 PDHs can be earned for fully attending both sessions. Space is limited and Florida local agencies are being given first priority!
Juan M. Morales, P.E. is the president of J.M. Morales & Associates, P.C., a traffic engineering and traffic safety consulting firm located in Orlando, Florida. Prior to starting his transportation engineering consulting firm in 1995, Mr. Morales served as director of technical programs for the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), including directing ITE’s Educational Foundation and serving as ITE’s liaison to the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Prior to joining ITE, Mr. Juan worked as a traffic and research engineer for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in McLean, VA, where he was actively involved in traffic control, highway safety, congestion management, and traffic simulation. Mr. Morales holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Tech and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. He is a registered professional engineer in Florida, Virginia and Puerto Rico. He is a member of ITE, ATSSA, and a certified instructor for both the National Highway Institute (NHI) and ATSSA.
Developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
2-Part Webinar Series
Note – you must register for each part individually
Part 1 of 2
Designing for Pedestrian Safety, Stakeholders, and Data Collection
DATE: December 9, 2022
TIME: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (ET)