Free Webinar on Designing for Older Road Users

News Brief

Nov. 3, 2014

CHAPEL HILL , NC—The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) announce a free webinar on designing roads for older adults:

Designing for Older Road Users
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

To register, please visit:

This session will focus on how streets and highways can be designed to better meet the needs of older road users. Becky Crowe (FHWA) will discuss programs and projects underway at FHWA to advance the safety of Older Road Users.  This will include discussion of the Older Driver and Pedestrian Special Rule, Handbook for Designing Roadways for the Aging Population, Older Driver and Pedestrian Design Workshop, the North American Conference on Elderly Mobility Noteworthy Practices Guide, and Road Diets.

Gene Amparano (FHWA) will provide attendees with an in-depth look at the updated Handbook for Designing Roadways for the Aging Population. His presentation will focus on the various sections of the guide and how the material can be used to improve safety for all road users.

Jesse Mintz-Roth (New York City DOT) will focus on New York City’s Safe Streets for Seniors program, a pedestrian safety initiative for older New Yorkers. The program studies crash data and develops and implements mitigation measures to improve the safety of seniors and other pedestrians, as well as all road users in New York City. This case study will discuss projects built since the program began in 2008.

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

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.