Identifying and Enhancing Transportation Safety



8:30-12:00 – Community Traffic Calming Programs
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-3:00 – Conducting Walk Audits
3:00-4:00 – Combined walk audit/traffic calming field exercise
4:00-5:00 – Debrief/finish presentation

Community Traffic Calming Programs
This course provides instruction on how to implement a community traffic-calming program centered on neighborhood involvement and low-cost solutions or temporary test measures. It examines conventional solutions including engineering, encouragement, and enforcement, as well as innovative approaches like tactical urbanism and psychological traffic calming.

Conducting Walk and Bike Audits
The course provides instruction on how local communities can determine if there is a pedestrian or bicyclist safety issue in certain neighborhoods or along particular corridors. It explains common causes of real and perceived safety issues and shows how walk/bike audits can identify problems using local knowledge and professional expertise. Instructors will review different types of walk and bike audits, helpful resources, such as, and special considerations around intersections, schools, and other potential conflict points and sensitive land uses. During the training, instructors will lead participants on a mock walk or bike audit at a nearby location that poses safety challenges to pedestrians and/or bicyclists.

Contact Hours will be made available for this course