Free webinar on adopting international practices in the U.S.

News Brief

March 9, 2016

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is pleased to announce a new webinar on what we can learn from other countries to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety.

What the U.S. can learn from international efforts to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety
Thursday, March 24, 2016
1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

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Countries around the globe are employing new and innovative techniques to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and access. This webinar will review designs and operational measures, and performance and prioritization practices that are helping countries in Europe and elsewhere provide safer and better-connected bicycle and pedestrian networks.

Presenters Hana Maier, Federal Highway Administration; Libby Thomas, with the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, and Conor Semler, with Kittelson and Assoc., Inc., will focus on noteworthy practices that could be employed or tried in the U.S. to improve bicycle and pedestrian network safety, comfort, and connectivity.

This webinar is based on the recently released FHWA report "Delivering Safe, Comfortable, and Connected Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks: A Review of International Practices." To access that report, go to:


  • Hana Maier, Federal Highway Administration
  • Libby Thomas, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
  • Conor Semler, Kittelson and Assoc

Presentations will be followed by a question and answer session with the panelists.

PBIC offers free, public Webinars approximately every month. To register for upcoming Webinars and to access archived presentations, please visit

Since its inception in 1999, PBIC's mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.