Upcoming Active Transportation Webinars in March

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February 26, 2019

Stay up to date with the latest road safety trends and best practices in active transportation with webinars happening in March 2019!

This month, learn about methods to improve the safety for people walking and rolling for transportation with webinars from the Federal Highway Safety Administration (FHWA), the U.S. Department of Transportation, America Walks, the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, and Portland State University’s Transportation Research and Education Center.

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Funding and Evaluating Systemic Pedestrian Improvements

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

March 5, 2019 | 10:00 – 11: 30 a.m. | Registration

Many transportation agencies recognize the value of proactively treating high-risk locations in order to prevent crashes involving pedestrians. This Federal Highway Administration webinar will showcase examples of how agencies have made the case for proactive, risk-based approaches to improving pedestrian safety.

Leading Future Improvements in Transportation Safety

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Transportation Research Board (TRB)

March  5, 2019 |11:00 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. | Registration

This webinar will cover the 2019-2020 NTSB's Most Wanted List and TRB's Critical Issues in Transportation 2019 report. Presenters will focus on safety and security across all modes of transportation. The NTSB Most Wanted List identifies what the NTSB has prioritized as its top safety priorities across all modes to prevent accidents and save lives. This list serves as the NTSB's roadmap for developing multi-modal lifesaving solutions.

Vulnerable Road User Safety: Making Travel Safer Using Pedestrian Safety Technologies

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO)

March 6, 2019 | 10:00 – 11: 30 a.m. | Registration

Traffic fatalities involving pedestrians and bicyclists have risen at an alarming rate. New developments in smart vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) communications technologies intended to lower crash rates and improve mobility for vulnerable road users are one solution to this crisis. This webinar will provide an overview of V2P systems and present research outcomes identifying the strengths and weaknesses of existing V2P technologies.

Planning for Pedestrian Safety: Leveraging FHWA Resources and Local Partnerships to Improve Pedestrian Crossings

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

March 12, 2019 | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Registration

This webinar will introduce the FHWA Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations as a resource for selecting countermeasures for different roadway and safety conditions. The webinar will also discuss the importance of local and State agency coordination when developing a pedestrian network.  

Stronger Together: Partnering with the Disability Rights Movement

America Walks

March 13, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Registration

The state of practice has improved the tools for assessing the quality of bicycle and pedestrian networks through the lens of comfort and safety, but -- in planning these networks -- are we including all potential users? This webinar will examine inclusive strategies for developing plans and metrics that are meaningful across social and cultural demographics.

Navigating Without Curbs: Accessibility on Shared Streets

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

March 20, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Registration

This webinar will explore the latest guidance in addressing the needs of persons with no or low vision in shared streets and plazas. Creating streets where the curbs are removed in favor of low-speed and vibrant shared spaces creates challenges for users who have a vision impairment, both in terms of identifying conflicts with other users and navigating a corridor with minimally defined edges.

Four Databases with a Common Goal: Promoting Transportation Research

Transportation Research Board (TRB)

March 21, 2019 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. | Registration

This webinar will highlight four transportation research databases. Presenters will discuss TRB’s Research in Progress (RIP) database, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Research Hub, U.S. DOT’s Repository and Open Science Access Portal (ROSA-P), and TRB’s Transportation Research International Documentation (TRID) database. This webinar will provide an overview of each resource and illustrate how they relate to each other. Presenters will discuss the requirements and procedures for submitting and maintaining research in each database.

FHWA Bikeway Selection Guide

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

March 21, 2019 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. | Registration

Learn more about the FHWA's recently released Bikeway Selection Guide, a resource to help transportation practitioners understand trade-offs and make decisions to accelerate delivery of high-quality bicycle facilities. This webinar will introduce the Bikeway Selection Guide and provide information about related FHWA resources, technical assistance and training available to local and state agencies.  

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