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Dangerous By Design: Strategies on How We Can Counter the Rising Number of People Being Struck and Killed While Walking, Biking, or Rolling

This webinar is led by ITE Complete Streets Council and Safety Council.

Webinar Description:

The number of people struck and killed while walking reached yet another new high in 2020. More than 6,500 people were struck and killed while walking in 2020, an average of nearly 18 per day, and a 4.5 percent increase over 2019. This epidemic continues growing worse because many of our nation’s streets are dangerous by design, designed primarily to move cars quickly at the expense of keeping everyone safe. Although everyone is affected by dangerous street design in some way, this burden is not shared equally. Despite other changes, the pandemic perpetuated existing disparities in who is being killed at the highest rates: Black and Native Americans. To reverse these trends and save lives, we need to protect all users of the transportation system through our policies, programs, and funding, while prioritizing the safety of those who are most at risk. This webinar will present case studies on cities that are already implementing those strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall how legacy designs promote unsafe conditions for the most vulnerable users of the roadway network.
  • Describe how to focus design objectives around a safety basis.
  • Recognize the keys to creating sustainable project implementations.


Ebony Venson, Program Associate, Thriving Communities | Smart Growth America | Washington, D.C.


  • Hans Larsen, P.E., Public Works Director | City of Fremont | Fremont, California, United States
  • Kelly Fearon, P.E., Vision Zero Engineer | City of Tampa | Tampa, Florida, United States
  • Alex Henry, AICP, Vision Zero Coordinator, Mobility Department | City of Tampa | Tampa, Florida, United States
  • Ethan Fawley, Vision Zero Program Coordinator | Department of Public Works | Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Luke Hanson, Senior Transportation Planner | Department of Public Works | Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
To read the presenter bios in detail, please view the live event page here.

ITE Members: Free
Non-Members: $79.00

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PDH Credit Certificate: If you would like PDH Credit for this webinar, there is a processing fee for each registrant of $20 regardless of membership status to receive 1.5 PDH credits certificate.
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PDF of Presentations:
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Policies: The webinar recording will be made available on-demand it will have a shelf life of 60 days to register before it is archived. Participants are able to purchase and retrieve their PDH credit certificate until their access to the content expires. After the content expires and goes into archive, the PDH credit certificate opportunity is forfeited.

Last Day to Register On-Demand: December 8, 2022