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Policies and Guidance for Advancing Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

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A summary of the planned ITE Bicycle Signal Resource Hub will be presented, explaining the various topics to be included, followed by presentation of two key case studies (Portland and Minneapolis) . Practical approaches to developing a crosswalk policy, proactively improving pedestrian safety, and prioritizing locations Implementation will also be described, highlighting the latest guidance on crosswalk enhancements to make your jurisdiction’s crossings safer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the information to be included in ITE’s Bicycle Signal Resource Hub
  • Describe specific bicycle signal applications from the case studies presented
  • Explain the importance of developing a crosswalk policy for local jurisdictions
  • Understand the tools that are available to approach pedestrian crossing safety holistically and the various resources for choosing appropriate crosswalk treatments
Speakers:
  • Peter Koonce, P.E., Principal Engineer, Portland Bureau of Transportation
  • Scott Poska, P.E., PTOE, RSP1, Senior Traffic Engineer, Alliant Engineering, Inc.
  • Ryan McClain, P.E., Principal, Fehr & Peers
  • Trey Tillander, P.E., Director, Traffic Engineering and Operations, Florida Department of Transportation
PDH/CM Credits Available: 1.5
To earn your credits, you must view the session and complete the associated evaluation. Once your evaluation is completed, your certificate will be available in your ITE Learning Hub account.

Contributors

  • Moderator: Bob Murphy, P.E, PTOE, RLS, Vice President/Regional Practice Leader, KCI Technologies, Inc.

  • Peter Koonce, P.E., Principal Engineer, Portland Bureau of Transportation

    Peter Koonce, is a licensed transportation engineer from Portland, Oregon. He has served as an adjunct professor at Portland State University teaching graduate level courses in transportation engineering. He is a member of numerous national committees including the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices where he serves as a voting member for the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. He has served as the Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Traffic Signal Systems and he also served the National Association of City Transportation Officials as an expert review on their Urban Street Desgin Guide. He is a member of the ITE Public Agency Council.

  • Scott Poska, P.E., PTOE, RSP1, Senior Traffic Engineer, Alliant Engineering, Inc.

    Scott Poska PE, PTOE, RSP1 (F) is a Senior Traffic Engineer at Alliant Engineering where he leads a variety of transportation planning, design, and operations projects. Prior to joining Alliant, he was a Traffic Operations Engineer at the City of Minneapolis. He joined the City as the Washington Avenue reconstruction project was nearing completion and had a role in operations for the first year it was open. He has been involved in ITE for over 17 years and is currently the Great Lakes District Vice President. Scott is a graduate of the 2017 class of Leadership ITE.

  • Ryan McClain, P.E., Principal, Fehr & Peers

    Ryan McClain, PE is a principal at Fehr & Peers in Walnut Creek, California. He has worked in the transportation planning and engineering field for over 15 years, focusing on multi-modal transportation design and planning. Ryan works closely with communities and local agencies to identify challenges, develop solutions, and implement improvements to better serve users of all ages and abilities. Ryan also serves as an expert on quick-build implementation of complete streets projects, utilizing lower cost materials and construction methods to implement safety and comfort improvements within a shorter timeline. He provides pedestrian safety training to agencies like Caltrans and frequently presents on webinars on various topics of complete streets design. Ryan is co-author of ITE’s upcoming Crosswalk Policy Guide.

  • Trey Tillander, P.E., Director, Traffic Engineering and Operations, Florida Department of Transportation

    Trey Tillander, P.E. manages FDOT’s Central Traffic Engineering and Operations Office in Tallahassee, Florida which includes the Traffic Services, Transportation Management and Operations, Commercial Vehicle Operations/Incident Management, and Traffic Engineering Research Lab (TERL) divisions. In addition, he helps provide statewide leadership for FDOT’s Connected/Automated Vehicles initiative, as well as advancing efficient implementation of Managed Lanes in Florida. His transportation career spans over 26 years in the public and private sectors. Trey received his Civil Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida and Georgia. He is a member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Committees on Traffic Engineering and Transportation Systems Operation, the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD), the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Vehicle-Highway Automation Committee, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).

March 24, 2021
Wed 11:00 AM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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