Improving Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety in Work Zones

Dec 04, 2019


Communities across the United States are working to improve mobility, safety and comfort for bicyclists and pedestrians. Unique problems are faced by nonmotorized road users in work zones, where temporary street and sidewalk closures can present significant challenges. During this webinar, participants will learn about the importance of maintaining mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users when streets are under construction. Panelists from the Federal Highway Administration (Keith Sinclair, Martha Kapitonov and Patrick Gomez) will share guidance and requirements for maintaining access through work zones. Melissa Anderson (Transportation Accessibility and Safety Consultant) will discuss unique challenges faced by those with visual, mobility, hearing or cognitive impairments when traveling through work zones. Finally, Matthew Marcou (District Department of Transportation) will share strategies being used in Washington, DC, to maintain access for pedestrians and bicyclists in work zones. Panelists will respond to questions from the audience following their presentations.

After the presentations, panelists will respond to questions from webinar attendees.

This webinar will be delivered by VHB and the UNC Highway Safety Research Center through a contract to provide training and technical assistance to the FHWA-designated Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Focus States and Cities.



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