NHI Pedestrian Facility Design Course

Description: This National Highway Institute (NHI) course was developed to provide information and application opportunities for those involved in the design of pedestrian facilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires newly constructed and altered sidewalks to be accessible and usable for people with disabilities, and accessibility improvements need to be implemented for existing facilities. To emphasize the importance of planning for pedestrians, the instruction centers on two case examples: one involving corridor design issues, one involving intersection design issues. Participants are engaged through lecture, discussion, video demonstrations of problem areas in corridors and intersections, small group problem identification, and the development of design alternatives.

Target Audience: Engineers with planning, design, construction, or maintenance responsibilities; pedestrian and bicycle specialists; planners; disability and orientation specialists; transportation planners, architects, landscape architects, as well as decision makers at the project planning level.

Length: 1.5 Days

Contact: NHI Training Program Manager Mila Plosky at (703) 235-0527 or mila.plosky@dot.gov. For technical information, contact John Fegan at (202) 366-5007 or john.fegan@dot.gov.

Web link: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov