Road Safety Audits (RSAs) can be used in any phase of project development – from planning and preliminary engineering to design and construction. They aim to discover what elements of the road may present a safety concern and what opportunities exist to eliminate or mitigate the identified concerns. Pedestrian RSAs are very similar to traditional RSAs but with more details about pedestrian safety issues.

One of the key features of the pedestrian RSA is a set of prompt lists. Prompt lists guide the audit team in the field and ensure consideration for key pedestrian safety issues when conducting the audit. A master prompt list provides the team with high-level issues to consider, while detailed prompt lists cover the same issues as the master prompt list but with more specific items and issues to look for during the field review. Together, these prompt lists empower RSA team members with different levels of expertise on pedestrian safety issues to conduct successful RSAs.

This course is intended to support agencies that are interested in conducting pedestrian-focused RSAs. It includes information on safety risks for pedestrians, the Pedestrian RSA process, necessary data, and the roles and responsibilities of the Pedestrian RSA Team. It will include sample RSAs, prompt lists, and additional resources. It is intended to help agencies understand pedestrian safety issues in their jurisdiction and achieve other goals in addition to safety, such as enhancing the quality of life, improving community health, and increasing pedestrian mode share.

Course Objectives
• Discuss pedestrian safety
• Provide an overview of road safety audits and their applicability to pedestrian safety
• Review pedestrian crashes countermeasures
• Deliver resources, tools, and knowledge to improve pedestrian safety

Instructor Bio:

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.

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Part 1 of 2 – Introduction to Pedestrian RSAs and Crash Trends

This first session will cover an introduction to the Pedestrian Road Safety Audit. This will be followed by a discussion on pedestrian safety and an overview of pedestrian crash trends.

 

Click here to view the recording for Part 1 of the Pedestrian Road Safety Audits Webinar Series

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    Part 2 of 2 – Pedestrian RSA Process and Pedestrian Safety Countermeasures

    The second session will do a deep dive into the Pedestrian RSA process, covering each of the steps involved. This will be followed by a discussion on various pedestrian safety countermeasures.

     

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