Enhancing Mobility, Access and Safety for Pedestrians (Part I)

Apr 28, 2020


Communities across the country are working to integrate the needs of pedestrians into transportation decisionmaking. As agencies shift toward adopting roadway design practices and safety countermeasures that enhance the pedestrian experience, attention should also be given to the mobility and accessibility needs of pedestrians of all ages and abilities. In particular, pedestrians who are blind or have low vision have different needs to be considered when deploying safety countermeasures. In this webinar series, we will showcase strategies that can be used to enhance accessibility at crossing locations and along separated bicycle lanes at sidewalk level. Our panelists will share their research and the unique perspective of pedestrians who are not always considered when making transportation decisions.

Part I of the series will provide attendees with information about how persons who are blind or have low vision travel, and how built environment and other changes have influenced their safety and mobility over the years. We will focus on methods to improve accessibility at signalized intersections, in particular Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS). Following their presentations, panelists will respond to questions from attendees.

Learn more about Part II of this webinar series.



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