November Active Transportation Safety Webinar Roundup

November 14, 2019

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Explore our round-up of webinars in November highlighting the latest road safety trends and best practices in planning and designing safe spaces for walking, biking, scooting, and rolling! Have a webinar you'd like us to share? Please submit webinar details here.

November 15, 2019 

From Confrontation to Partnership: City Regulation of Micromobility

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Register

It has been more than two years since shared scooters first appeared in Santa Monica, California and more than four years since the first dockless bikeshare bikes appeared in China. As shared micromobility has experimented in its deployment and operations across the globe, cities have also been experimenting with ways to regulate and manage this phenomenon in a way that best achieves public outcomes. But how do we best protect individual rights' while still protecting the right-of-way?

This seminar will discuss experiences from cities with micromobility programs and considerations for agency staff and elected officials when launching and overseeing a program, including: data sharing and privacy, goal setting, approval approach, equity targets, caps, fees, safety, and approaches for minimizing negative impacts.

November 19, 2019 

Multidisciplinary Speed Management

National Center for Rural Road Safety
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Register

This webinar will stress the importance of targeted traffic enforcement of speeders and feature speed management techniques and resources from a multi-disciplinary panel of speakers including the Governors Highway Safety Association, the Law Enforcement Liaison Program, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Vision Zero Network.

They Didn't Give Up at the Intersection

National Association of Transportation Officials
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Register

Join NACTO's upcoming webinar to hear from staff in Memphis and New York City who have designed innovative intersections that make their streets safer and more welcoming for bicyclists of all ages and abilities. There will also be an introduction of Don't Give Up at the Intersection, NACTO's guidance for designing intersections that increase road safety, improve legibility for traffic operations, and--crucially--stitch together gaps in bike networks caused by uncontrolled crossings.

Smart Columbus Program: Safety Management Plan

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Register

Through the USDOT's Smart City Challenge, in 2016, the Department selected Columbus, Ohio, to define what it means to be a "smart city" and serve as a model for other cities wishing to fully integrate innovative technologies--such as automated vehicles, connected vehicles, and applications--into the transportation network. The goal of the Smart Columbus program is to connect people by creating opportunity for city residents to better access jobs and services while improving the overall safety and efficiency of the city's transportation network. The Smart Columbus program is comprised of nine individual projects covering three themes--enabling technologies, emerging technologies, and enhanced human services.

November 20, 2019

Beyond the Physical: Mental and Social Benefits of Walkable Communities

America Walks
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Register

Walking and walkability are not only good for our bodies, but they're also good for our minds and interpersonal relationships. Learn about the myriad of benefits of walking that extend beyond our individual physical health. This webinar is intended for those who are familiar with topics and issues related to walking and walkability. 

Aging in Place: Designing Communities to Support Mobility

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals 
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM | Register

One of the greatest challenges for maintaining the health and independence of our aging population is designing communities that provide accessible connections to support the changing mobility needs of our elders. Designing communities with the senior in mind can provide improved opportunities for healthy transportation while preserving independence and dignity for people who wish to age in place. What’s more, communities that work for our eldest populations benefit users of all abilities.

November 22, 2019

Building Healthy Communities Through Seattle's Growth Policy

Transporation Research and Education Center (TREC)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Register

Seattle is experiencing transformational changes with record-breaking population growth among large scale urban renewal and redevelopment. These changes are occurring in a constrained transportation system that is being reconfigured to meet the mobility needs of vibrant and thriving community. In this Friday Transportation Seminar, learn about the policies that provide the roadmap for managing City’s growth, plans that guide where transportation investments are made, and how Seattle will reach the safety goals of Vision Zero. This seminar is available to watch online.