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Research and Innovation on Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Operations and Safety in Arizona

Webinar Description:
The Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) is a special pedestrian crossing device installed for crossing conditions where increased visibility and something more than a flasher is needed. The PHB was first included in the 2009 edition of the MUTCD, but some of the early applications in Arizona date back to 2000 on an experimental basis. Since Arizona was the first to install PHBs, the 20-year crash history for PHBs provides opportunity to evaluate their long-term safety effectiveness for pedestrians and other road users. This webinar will highlight the largest US based research study on the safety effectiveness of PHBs, conducted for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

A portion of the ADOT research study was to investigate the safety and operational impacts of the PHB installations that have occurred on Arizona’s state highways and higher-speed roads higher-speed roads to understand their impacts on vehicles and pedestrians. This webinar will include observation results at 10 PHBs on higher speed roads in different parts of the state of Arizona. The final dataset reflected about 40 hours of video data and included 1,214 crossings.

Additionally, agencies have been looking at ways to reduce the cost of installing a PHB, and one such way is to avoid the power hookup by using solar power. The first such application of a Solar PHB was in Tucson, Arizona, and the essential features of this application will be described, along with the related concerns with solar applications.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn features of PHBs that have been effective in improving safety for not only pedestrians, but for all road users.
  • Hear about the observation results of PHBs on higher speed roadways and the interaction of pedestrian and motorist at the 10 locations.
  • Recognize the features of a Solar PHB, advantages and disadvantages of a solar installation after nearly a year of service.
Presenters:
  • Bill Stone, Senior Research Project Manager | Arizona DOT
  • Kay Fitzpatrick, Senior Research Engineer | Texam A&M Transportation Institute
  • Mike Cynecki, Project Manager | Lee Engineering, LLC
  • Blake Olofson, Traffic Engineering Safety Manager | City of Tuscon, AZ
To learn more about the presenters click on the Live Event below.

Fees:
ITE Members: Free
Non-Members: $99.00

This includes an archived recording with access for 30 days, webinar evaluation, 1.5 PDH credits and a certificate of completion

Additional Attendees at one Location:
Additional Live Webinar Attendees at one location are eligible for earning credit for attending. There is a processing fee of $15 members/$25 non-members.

How to earn PDH Credit:
The certificate of completion and 1.5 PDH credits will be made available to the registrant after you have attended the webinar and the evaluation has been completed.

Recordings:
Recordings are available for 30 days following the day of the live event for anyone who registers for the course. Additional attendees at one location are not eligible to earn PDH credit for viewing an archived recording.

Policy: Once this webinar recording is made available on-demand it will have a shelf life of 60 days to view before it is archived. Register Now before it's too late! 

Webinar Available for Purchase until September 27, 2020.