Scalable Risk Assessment for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

October 10, 2018

 

The FHWA Office of Safety recently published the Guide for Scalable Risk Assessment Methods for Pedestrians and Bicyclists (Report No. FHWA-SA-18-032), which details risk assessment and exposure estimation approaches at several different geographic scales. This guide outlines eight sequential steps to develop risk values, and describes the scope and nature of each step, including any guiding principles. Practitioners can use these scalable risk assessment methods, as well as an online spreadsheet tool, to evaluate pedestrian and bicyclist risk at different geographic scales to inform program and project funding decisions.

This webinar will provide an overview of these scalable risk assessment methods for pedestrians and bicyclists. Exposure is an integral element of risk, and the webinar will outline and describe three basic exposure estimation approaches for pedestrians and bicyclists: 1) site counts; 2) travel demand estimation models (several different types); and, 3) travel surveys. Panelists from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will share the new guidance and spend time responding to discussion questions from attendees.

This webinar was supported by the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Safety through a national program to provide training and technical assistance to the FHWA-designated Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Focus Cities and States.

Panelists

  • Tamara Redmon, FHWA Office of Safety
  • Shawn Turner, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Ipek Sener, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Michael Martin, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Robert Hampshire, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

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