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 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
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.
To earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a Certificate of Completion for each recorded webinar, you must view the entire webinar.
After viewing, please fill out this web form to request your certificate: https://floridaltap.org/recorded-webinar-certificate-request/. The Florida LTAP Center will follow-up within 2-3 weeks.
Each session will award 3.0 PDHs. A total of 6.0 PDHs can be earned for fully viewing both recordings.
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Part 1 of 2 – Designing for Pedestrian Safety, Stakeholders, and Data Collection
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.
Click here to view the recording for Part 1 of the Developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Webinar Series
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Part 2 of 2 – Step-by-Step PSAP Development and Selecting Countermeasures
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.
Click here to view the recording for Part 2 of the Developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Webinar Series
- Coming soon!