Being a Pedestrian: A Complete Streets Experiential Training
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
9 a.m. - noon EDT
Bangor, ME, United States
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Explore pedestrian policies, design options, and enhancements in an interactive 3 hour training that includes both classroom and “on the street” segments, and develop your ability to identify both good and inadequate pedestrian conditions. Town managers, planners, DPW staff and emergency services are invited to attend. The three-hour training will include:
• A Goal Setting Activity.
• Review of AASHTO, NACTO, PACTS design guidelines and strategies for pedestrian accommodation, including MaineDOT Complete Streets, ADA compliance, crosswalk, signs and RRFB policies.
• A ~2 mile Pedestrian Conditions Assessment walk with short on-road discussions.
A Follow Up Discussion on Roadway Comfort and Perceived Safety.
Participants who take this training will be able to:
• Understand accessibility issues and ADA guidelines.
• Describe the MaineDOT’s policy on crosswalks, signals, signs, and ADA compliance.
• Evaluate roadway shoulder and sidewalk conditions for safe and comfortable pedestrian transit.
• Identify roadway and pavement hazards to pedestrian safety.
• Explain the effect that lane width and motor vehicle speed have on perceived safety and comfort.
Explain how improving conditions for pedestrians can calm traffic and improve bicycling conditions as well.
Carl Eppich, email@example.com