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Leading Pedestrian Intervals and Addressing the Impact on Safety

This webinar is led by the ITE Traffic Engineering Council.

Webinar Description:

Pedestrian fatalities in the United States increased from just over 4,000 per year in 2009 to over 7,300 per year in 2021 and 2022 - the highest levels since 1982. About of quarter of these fatalities occur at intersections. One safety counter-measure for vehicle-pedestrian crashes that has become popular is Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs).

A leading pedestrian interval, or pedestrian head start, is typically described as a 3-7 seconds of advance time for pedestrians to begin walking before traffic can begin moving, so that the pedestrians become more visible to conflicting turning movements. The application showed promise in a 2002 study in Las Vegas. Over the past 20 years, leading pedestrian intervals have been gaining popularity as a pedestrian safety enhancement.

This webinar will explore the latest research in the effectiveness of LPI as a safety counter-measure, and will feature the results of an October 2018 FHWA study, which has demonstrated that LPIs can be expected to reduce vehicle-pedestrian crashes by 13 percent.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the expected effectiveness of LPIs
  • Employ guidance on the best implementation strategies for LPIs
  • Examine how widespread the use of LPIs are
  • Distinguish the appropriate timing for LPIs

Adam Allen, National Discipline Leader | Highways & Traffic Engineering | Colliers Engineering & Design | Hamilton, NJ, United States

  • Elissa Goughnour, Principal / Federal Market Lead, MetroDC | VHB | Washington, DC, United States Tysons Corner, VA, United States
  • Emily Dalphy,¬†Project Manager, Vision Zero Projects | City of Toronto | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Zhibo Zhang, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE, Supervisory Civil Engineer, Traffic Engineering and Safety Division (TESD) | District Department of Transportation (DDOT) | Washington, D.C., United States
  • Brandon Song, P.E., Traffic Engineer | Mead & Hunt | Washington D.C., United States
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Last Day to Register On-Demand: June 9, 2024