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Measures for Managing Speed

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This session explores the effectiveness of speed reductions in urban areas. It will feature the effectiveness of speed limit reductions on urban roads with a high percentage of active travelers and how the built environment contributes to driver behaviors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to evaluate the effectiveness of speed limit reductions on urban roads with a high percentage of active travelers.
  • Discuss methods to slow speed through changes to the build environment.
  • Describe projects that reduce speed limits through Vision Zero and traffic safety culture improvements.

Moderator:
Cheryl Walker, Associate Administrator for Safety, Federal Highway Administration

Presentation Titles & Speakers:

  • “How the Built Environments Shapes Driver Behavior: An NDS Study”, Patricia Tice, P.E., AICP, Research Assistant, University of Central Florida, Winter Garden, Florida
  • “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Speed Limit Reductions on Urban Roads with a High Percentage of Active Travelers: A Before and After Analysis in Portland, OR”, Jaclyn Schaefer, EIT, Portland State University, Beaverton, Oregon
  • “Hillsborough - Vision Zero High Injury Network Corridors”, Paula Flores, Transportation Planning Practice Leader, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc, Tampa, Florida and Lisa Silva, Principal Planner, Hillsborough MPO, Tampa, Florida

Contributors

  • Moderator: Cheryl Walker, Associate Administrator for Safety, Federal Highway Administration

  • Patricia Tice, P.E., AICP, Research Assistant, University of Central Florida, Winter Garden, Florida

    Patricia Tice is a PhD candidate at the University of Central Florida and has 25 years of experience as a transportation engineer, planner, and innovator. She specializes in connecting ideas from diverse fields to create cohesive, comprehensive, and cogent concepts that reshape how researchers and practitioners see their world.

  • Jaclyn Schaefer, EIT, Portland State University, Beaverton, Oregon

    Jaclyn Schaefer is a graduate of Portland State University where she received a master’s degree in civil engineering and served as a research assistant to Professor Miguel Figliozzi. Jaclyn is passionate about transportation safety and improving quality of life through transportation. Her work with Professor Figliozzi included investigating factors related to motor vehicle speeds on urban roads where there is a high percentage of active travelers and performing an accessibility and equity analysis of Amazon parcel lockers in the Portland region. Additionally, her personal research regarding the effects on passenger car speeds due to bicycles on shared roads has been published in the Transportation Research Record.

  • Paula Flores, FITE, Transportation Planning Practice Leader | Greenman-Pedersen

    Paula C. Flores, FITE, is the Transportation Planning Practice Leader with Greenman-Pedersen, Inc with over 35 years of transportation planning and traffic engineering experience. Her varied experience includes managing and performing a variety of transportation projects with focus on connecting people to places.
    During her term as ITE International President, Paula called on the board of directors and all members to rally behind the Vision Zero movement, a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Paula believes as transportation professionals, we have no greater responsibility than to protect the lives of the public we serve.

  • Lisa Silva, Principal Planner, Hillsborough MPO, Tampa, Florida

    Lisa Silva, AICP, PLA brings experience in design and planning to her role as principal planner with the Transportation Planning Organization. Lisa's professional experience includes positions in both the public and private sectors as a professional landscape architect and certified planner.
    At Hillsborough County she was at forefront of the community planning program in 1998 and has been instrumental in getting 26 community plans adopted into the Future of Hillsborough Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Hillsborough County. Lisa’s personal and professional passion for balancing land use and transportation has served her well as first a member, then staff liaison to the Transportation Planning Organization’s Livable Roadways Committee; and as a resident of walkable neighborhood, West Park Village, where she enjoys a short walk to the mixed-use village.
    At the MPO Lisa oversees several topics such as community engagement, complete streets, Vision Zero safety projects, trade and logistics and school transportation planning.

July 29, 2021
Thu 11:00 AM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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