Upcoming Webinar on Improving Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety in Work Zones
Improving Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety in Work Zones
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time
Communities across the United States are working to improve mobility, safety, and comfort for bicyclists and pedestrians. Non-motorized road users face unique problems in work zones, where temporary street and sidewalk closures can present significant challenges. During this webinar, participants will learn about the importance of maintaining mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other road users when streets are under construction. Panelists from the Federal Highway Administration (Keith Sinclair, Martha Kapitonov, and Patrick Gomez) will share guidance and requirements for maintaining access through work zones. Melissa Anderson (Transportation Accessibility and Safety Consultant) will discuss unique challenges faced by those with visual, mobility, hearing, or cognitive impairments when traveling through work zones. Finally, Matthew Marcou (District Department of Transportation) will share strategies being used in Washington, DC, to maintain access for pedestrians and bicyclists in work zones. Panelists will respond to questions from the audience following their presentations.
This Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Safety webinar will be delivered by VHB and the UNC Highway Safety Research Center through a contract to provide training and technical assistance to the FHWA-designated Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Focus States and Cities.