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 Charlie Zegeer at 919-962-7801 or charlie_zegeer@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. Or, use our toll free number: 877-925-5245.

Available Courses

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