Free Webinar on Conducting Bicycle Road Safety Audits

News Brief

September 17, 2013

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

Bicycle RSA: How to Conduct Road Safety Audits and How to Use Them to Promote Bicyclist Safety
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

To register, please visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/513101490..

This presentation will cover consideration of bicyclists in the Road Safety Audit process and review some successful applications of this process that lead to improved conditions for cyclists.

An RSA is a formal safety examination of an existing or future roadway or off-road facility and is conducted by an independent, experienced, multidisciplinary team. The presentation will describe the content of the Federal Highway Administration's Bicycle Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists, which provide transportation agencies and RSA teams with a better understanding of the safety of cyclists in the transportation system when conducting an RSA.

These guidelines present the RSA team with an overview of basic principles of the safety of cyclists and potential issues affecting cyclists. They also provide information on how to conduct an RSA and effectively assess the safety of cyclists. Prompt lists describe safety considerations when conducting a cyclist-specific RSA. These guidelines will help RSA teams evaluate and suggest a multimodal approach to safety by improving the safety of cyclists and all roadway users.

Speakers include Dan Nabors, PE, a senior transportation engineer at VHB, and Bill Desantis, PE, corporate director for bicycle transportation planning and design at VHB.

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

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.