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Free Webinar on new traffic control guidelines for pedestrians and bicyclists

April 9, 2010

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) announces the next free webinar in its Livable Communities Webinar Series: Impact of the New MUTCD on Pedestrians and Bicyclists. This webinar will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2010, from 2:00pm-3:30pm E.T.  Presenters include Bruce Friedman, P.E., PTOE, Transportation Specialist, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, and Scott Wainwright, P.E., PTOE, Highway Engineer, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. 

To register, please visit http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/ss/users/link.php?UserID=185811&Newsletter=26&List=8&LinkType=Send&LinkID=1049.

This PBIC Livable Communities Webinar is co-sponsored by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP). The Webinar will take a look at the significant revisions that have been made to the traffic control standards, guidance and options that affect pedestrians and bicyclists in the most recent update to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), released by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in December 2009.

Bruce Friedman and Scott Wainwright, members of the MUTCD Team in the FHWA Office of Transportation Operations, will review the implementation of the latest traffic control devices related to pedestrians and bicyclists. These new and revised devices include traffic control signals, such as pedestrian signals and pedestrian hybrid beacons, pavement markings, such as bicycle shared-lane markings (or “sharrows”) and new signs among others. The 2009 MUTCD is available at mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/.

Traffic control devices are the signs, traffic signals and pavement markings that guide motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The MUTCD defines the standards used by road managers in the U.S. to install and maintain traffic control devices on all streets and highways. The manual is a resource for selecting devices, or mix of devices, for a given situation to achieve safer travel.

PBIC offers free, public Webinars every other month. To register for upcoming Webinars and to access archived presentations, please visit www.walkinginfo.org/webinars.

Content from the PBIC Livable Communities Webinar series is drawn from the PBIC’s in-person trainings focused on pedestrian safety and creating livable communities. The trainings provide in-depth technical assistance, allow hands-on work with the experts, and generate detailed action plans. Complete information on these trainings can be found on the PBIC training Web site at www.walkinginfo.org/training.

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