Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Workshop

This 3-day workshop is designed to create a draft pedestrian safety action plan for state and local agencies wanting to address safety issues.


This workshop is designed to create a draft pedestrian safety action plan for state and local communities wanting to address safety issues. The template is a tool for examining and prioritizing agency programs, designs and practices needed to improve pedestrian safety.

Day One will provide an overview and common knowledge base of pedestrian safety related issues. This session is open to those with an interest in pedestrian safety and is limited to 35 attendees. The agenda for Day 1 will include:

  • Introductions/purpose of course
  • Planning and designing for pedestrian safety
  • Involving Stakeholders
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Funding
  • Education
  • Enforcement
  • Walking and crossing the road
  • Intersection geometry
  • Signals
  • Other techniques to slow traffic
  • Transit
  • Work Zone
  • Session wrap-up

Days Two and Three are facilitated sessions with 10 to 14 people. The local agency is expected to provide decision level staff that have a thorough knowledge of their agency and can speak with authority with regard to proposed policy and design changes. There should be representation from the following professions: engineering, planning, landscape architecture, law enforcement, transit, education and public health. Also included should be a citizen activist and an advocate from the people with disabilities community. By the end of the session, the working group will have completed the development of a draft Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.

Use of the 'template' approach has several advantages: 1) Cost — it provides agencies with a way to develop a pedestrian safety action plan at a fraction of the cost of a traditional plan; 2) Time — it allows for completion of a draft plan in just three days; and 3) Effectiveness — because the focus is on highly effective and proven measures, it allows agencies to immediately focus on those changes that are most likely to reduce pedestrian crashes.

Target Audience:

Day 1 — Engineers, planners, traffic safety and enforcement professionals, public health and injury prevention professionals, and decision-makers who have the responsibility of improving pedestrian safety at the state or local level.

Day 2 & 3 — A select number of key representatives from the host agency and community that will take ownership of the Pedestrian Safety Action plan.

Course Materials:

The course follows the How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan guide. The guide includes a list of national references and guides, major research documents, local plans, state plans, web sites, and other resources.

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