Pedestrian Mobility and Safety Audit Guide

Source: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and AARP began a relationship in August 2006 when AARP Executive Board Member, Dr. George Rowan spoke at ITE's Annual Meeting and Exhibit in Milwaukee, WI, USA. Dr. Rowan's address to the ITE audience focused on elevating
the importance of incorporating older driver and pedestrian safety needs into the traffic and transportation planning processes and the criticality of addressing the mobility and safety needs of seniors in their communities. Subsequent to his address, ITE and AARP agreed to develop a relationship that would synergize and elevate specific goals within the respective organizations.

Organizational Goals

  1. Increasing the level of awareness for transportation planning/engineering professionals in addressing older persons' mobility issues and challenges.
  2. Assisting AARP members in making a case to their local transportation professionals and policymakers when identifying their transportation needs through involvement and advocacy
  3. Establishing relationships between AARP volunteers and ITE professionals -- who can provide technical information needed to make community pedestrian and transportation improvements.

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