Pedestrian Facility Maintenance Webinar

Dec. 2, 2013, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time

This webinar provides a review of the new FHWA Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety. The development of the guide relied on research of the common, accepted and exceptional maintenance practices in the United States. The presentation includes information about common and successful approaches to sidewalk and shared use path maintenance in the U.S., including winter and summer maintenance, basics of a well-rounded maintenance program, and barriers to maintaining facilities.

The FHWA Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety identifies best practices and barriers for sidewalk/shared use path maintenance, provides examples and experiences from jurisdictions that have developed effective policies for selecting and maintaining pedestrian facilities, and includes a research report with a literature review, review of local maintenance programs including discussions with 50 municipalities and state agencies, and an overall assessment of the current practice of pedestrian facility maintenance.


  • Tom Huber of Toole Design Group
  • Dan Bauer, Supervisor of Sidewalk Inspections, City of Minneapolis
  • Aaron (Ari) O. Lavine, City Attorney, City of Ithaca.

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