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Free Webinar Today: Unsignalized Pedestrian Crossings

August 17, 2010

Join Charlie Zegeer, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) Director, for a free webinar today, Tuesday, August 17 at 2 pm EDT, which will provide an in-depth look at pedestrian safety considerations at unsignalized crossing locations. To register, please visit www2.gotomeeting.com/register/957730818.  

After a discussion of common safety problems associated with unsignalized crossings, participants will be given an overview of effective countermeasures that may be applied under various roadway conditions. Supplemental treatments that will be discussed include high-visibility crosswalks, advance pedestrian yield lines, rectangular rapid flash beacons, the HAWK pedestrian beacon, raised median islands, and others. The presentation will include a collection of resources that local agencies can use to identify the best solutions for local implementation.

This Webinar is the third part in the Designing for Pedestrian Safety series. To register for upcoming Webinars and to access archived presentations in this series, please visit www.walkinginfo.org/training/pbic/dps_webinars.cfm.

Content from the PBIC Designing for Pedestrian Safety Webinar series is drawn from the PBIC’s in-person training focused on engineering solutions for pedestrian safety. The training is meant for engineers, planners, traffic safety and enforcement professionals, public health and injury prevention professionals, and decision-makers who are seeking ideas and solutions for making changes to the physical environment that improve safety for pedestrians. Detailed information on this and other training opportunities offered by PBIC can be found at www.walkinginfo.org/training.