Free Webinar on ITE Recommended Practices on Accommodating Pedestrians and Bicyclists at Interchanges

News Brief

June 11, 2013

CHAPEL HILL , NC—The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)  is pleased to announce its next free Webinar in its Livable Communities Webinar Series::

ITE Recommended Practices on Accommodating Pedestrians and Bicyclists at Interchanges Tuesday
June, 2013
2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. EDT

To register, please visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/965985402 .

This webinar will present the draft Recommended Practice soon to be released by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) on Accommodating Pedestrians and Bicyclists at Interchanges.

The membership of the ITE Pedestrian and Bicycle Council (PBC) has long recognized concerns regarding pedestrian and bicyclist safety at interchanges as a key barrier to increasing the walk and bike mode shares in our transportation networks. While some local and regional jurisdictions have already developed interchange design guidance to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists, currently a collection of best practices is not available in the U.S. or Canada. In response, the PBC initiated a series of interactive workshops over three years to discuss interchange design issues and opportunities with regard to pedestrian and bicyclist safety and accommodation. These workshops focused on the following types and aspects of interchanges:

  • On-ramps
  • Off-ramps
  • Single-point urban interchanges (SPUIs)

The purpose of this report and webinar is to summarize the recommendations from these workshops to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and accommodation at interchanges. The guidelines identify specific dimensions, safety features, signage, pavement markings, design geometries and other treatments. These best practices may provide insight into future updates of statewide or federal Highway Design Manuals.

Speakers include Matthew Ridgway, principal with Fehr & Peers; Meghan Mitman, associate at Fehr & Peers; and Mariana Parreiras, senior transportation planner/engineer, with Fehr & Peers.

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