Design Innovation and the MUTCD Experimentation Process

September 13, 2017

 

When designing streets and intersections for bicyclists and pedestrians, communities can take advantage of a growing toolbox of treatments that promote the safety and comfort of nonmotorized road users. During this webinar, panelists will share information about how new and innovative traffic control devices can be tested and evaluated, even if they aren't currently included in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

Bill DeSantis (VHB) will share an overview of the MUTCD experimentation process, highlighting the importance of testing new countermeasures and providing details for communities interested in experimenting with new and innovative designs. Dave Kirschner (Federal Highway Administration) will help agencies navigate the range of allowable designs and treatments in the MUTCD, from adopted traffic control devices to those with interim approval. He will highlight the experience of testing the two-stage turn box for bicyclists, which was recently granted interim approval.

Following their presentations, panelists will participate in a facilitated discussion and respond to questions from the audience.

Panelists

  • Bill DeSantis, VHB
  • Dave Kirschner, Federal Highway Administration

Webinar Resources

  • Presentation Materials (PDF)
  • Video Recording (MP4)