In Person Training

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center offers several training courses to provide technical assistance to professionals and community members in developing pedestrian safety action plans and in improving conditions for walking.

Request Training

For details and scheduling for courses related to a pedestrian safety action plan or designing for pedestrian safety, please contact Dan Gelinne at 919-962-8703 or gelinne@hsrc.unc.edu.

For general information regarding the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, please contact Laura Sandt at 919-962-2358 or sandt@hsrc.unc.edu.

Training for Focus States and Cities

Agencies desginated as Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Focus States and Cities by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are eligible to receive free training and technical assistance on these topics. A list of eligible courses is available below, and more detail can be found in this summary of technical assistance options.

For more information about training available to Focus States and Cities, please contact Dan Gelinne (gelinne@hsrc.unc.edu, 919-475-3658).

Available Courses

Safe Routes to School National Course

The one-day SRTS National Course is designed to help communities establish a common understanding of the comprehensive nature of SRTS that will enable them to create sound programs that are based on community conditions, best practices and responsible use of resources.

How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

This 2-day course is designed to help communities know where to begin to address pedestrian safety issues when developing a pedestrian safety action plan tailored to their community.

Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Workshop

This 3-day workshop is designed to create a draft pedestrian safety action plan for state and local agencies wanting to address safety issues.

Designing for Pedestrian Safety

This 2-day course is intended to help communities address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions.

Planning and Designing for Pedestrian Safety

This 3-day course is designed to help communities learn how to address pedestrian safety issues through planning, design, and engineering solutions.

Creating Livable Communities through Public Involvement

This one-day course is designed to help government sponsored boards and commissions, advocacy, business and neighborhood-based groups and individuals work collaboratively to create livable communities through public involvement.

Pedestrian Safety Workshop: A Focus on Older Adults

This one-day workshop is intended to initiate discussion about how to improve walking conditions and safety for older pedestrians. To enhance dissemination of the workshop, three free web-based options are available: watching an adapted version of the workshop, getting an instructor training or to preparing to make a brief presentation targeted to older pedestrians.

Additional Training Options

Different organizations and agencies conduct training events and workshops related to pedestrian issues. Example training objectives include:

  • Helping a community start a pedestrian safety program
  • Identifying and solving the pedestrian problems at a particular site
  • Training state or local traffic engineers about pedestrian engineering and design principles
  • Training law enforcement officers to properly handle pedestrian-related issues and violations
  • Educating engineering and planning students about planning and design principles