Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Engineers, safety and roadway designers as well as individuals with Traffic/Transportation interests.
Pedestrians and bicyclists are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of motorized traffic perhaps neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians and bicyclists. This course, instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E., will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian and bicyclist safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users.
The course includes an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements, work zone safety and a field trip where students will be exposed to various design elements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered.
Understand pedestrian and bicyclist traffic
Describe their needs
Diagnose crash causes
Select proper countermeasures
Identify safety-related geometric design elements (including roundabouts and bicycle lanes)
Describe disable pedestrian considerations as per the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Discuss accessibility requirement in work zones
Registrations, Welcome and Introductions
Introduction to Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Understanding Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Pedestrian and Bicycle Countermeasures (including ADA)
Work Zone Accessibility
Development of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Action Plan
Final Discussion, Certificates & Evaluations
Juan M. Morales, P.E., is the President of J.M. Morales & Associates. During his 30-plus year career, Mr. Morales has developed and presented several courses on transportation engineering, planning and safety issues worldwide. Prior to starting his transportation engineering consulting firm in 1995, Mr. Morales served as director of technical programs for the Institute of Transportation Engineers, including directing ITE’s Educational Foundation. Prior to joining ITE, Mr. Morales worked as a traffic and research engineer for the Federal Highway Administration in McLean, VA, where he was actively involved in traffic control, highway safety, congestion management, and simulation. Mr. Morales holds an M.S.C.E. degree from the Georgia Tech. He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and ITE fellow member. Mr. Morales is a certified instructor for the National Highway Institute (NHI) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), and serves as highway safety consultant for the World Bank.
7 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)