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

Apr 30, 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.

The second part in this series will explore wayfinding for blind and low vision pedestrians, showcasing various strategies for aiding the process of navigating along streets and at crossing locations. We will profile recent research on tactile surface indicators and other forms of in-pavement wayfinding treatments that can be used in locations where bicyclists and pedestrians travel in close proximity. Following their presentations, panelists will respond to questions from attendees.

During the webinar, Donna Smith (Sound Transit) shared this video of video of her experience crossing a T-intersection. She also provided two other videos for your review: one shows her crossing a street using APS and the other shows her traveling along a sidewalk with a guide dog.

Learn more about Part I of this webinar series.



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