Designing for Pedestrian Safety Webinar Series Part 4: Intersection Geometry

09/09/2021 – 09/09/2021

Web-based, USA

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Presented by John LaPlante, Director of Traffic Engineering, T.Y. Lin International, Inc
and Keith Sinclair, Acting Assistant Division Administrator, FHWA Connecticut Division

Most urban pedestrian crashes occur at intersections, many of which are signalized, and are associated with turning movements. This presentation will give an overview of issues related to intersection design and geometry, and provide guidance for building intersections that slow speeds, reduce pedestrian crossing distance and reduce conflicts. Related issues will be presented, such as driver visibility and curb radii, as well as treatments that can be used to improve intersection geometry, such as curb extensions and pedestrian islands. Participants will be able to use this information to better design new intersections and retrofit existing intersections to better accommodate the needs of pedestrians and other road users.

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