PBIC and FHWA Announce Free Webinar on Agency Leadership and Pedestrian Safety

News Brief

April 15, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, NC —  The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) announce a free webinar about shifting agency culture to prioritize pedestrian safety:

Agency Leadership and Pedestrian Safety
Tuesday, May 5
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

To register, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7742358826800533506

The session will focus on how state, local, and regional agencies have raised the profile of pedestrian safety issues and launched programs to prioritize pedestrian safety as a focus area and influence cultural changes within their agencies and departments. Panelists representing a variety of agencies will describe how pedestrian safety became a priority, the ways in which their departments have begun to shift attention to this issue, and how other agencies can follow a similar path to prioritize pedestrian safety issues.

The webinar will focus on what agencies have done to shift priorities and influence agency-wide culture, including information about programs and policies that have resulted from this culture change. Panelists will include Billy Hattaway (Florida Department of Transportation), Kevin Kokes (North Central Texas Council of Governments) and Chava Kronenberg (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency).

All of the panelists will then participate in a closing discussion.

This webinar is one of the free webinars that FHWA offers quarterly as part of its Pedestrian Safety Focus States and Cities initiatives.  FHWA's Safety Office is trying to aggressively reduce pedestrian deaths by focusing extra resources on the states and cities with the highest pedestrian fatalities and/or fatality rates. Webinar archives for this series, as well as listings of upcoming sessions, can be found at http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/training/webinars_FHWA.cfm.

PBIC offers free, public Webinars approximately every other month. To register for upcoming Webinars and to access archived presentations, please visit http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/training/webinars.cfm.