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The Past, Present, and Future of Pedestrian Crossing Research and Policy

The Past, Present, and Future of Pedestrian Crossing Research and Policy
An ITE Learning Hub Live Webinar

Several studies published by the Transportation Research Board and FHWA have provided important guidance for improving pedestrian safety at uncontrolled crossing locations. This webinar will discuss key findings and lessons learned from these reports, including the following (emphasis will be placed on those marked with an *):
    • Safety effects of marked versus unmarked crosswalks at uncontrolled locations: Final report and recommended guidelines. FHWA Publication (Zegeer, C. V., et. al, 2005)*
    • NCHRP Report 617: Accident Modification Factors for Traffic Engineering and ITS Improvements. (2008)
    • TCRP Report 112/NCHRP Report 562: Improving Pedestrian Safety at Unsignalized Crossings (2006)
    • NCHRP Synthesis 498: Application of Pedestrian Crossing Treatments for Streets and Highways (2016)*
    • NCHRP Report 841: Development of Crash Modification Factors for Uncontrolled Pedestrian Crossing Treatments (2017)*
The webinar will also briefly summarize how this past research informed the “Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations” released by FHWA in 2018. For instance, the 2018 guide builds on the 2005 Zegeer study by identifying sets of countermeasures that can be used to address roadway conditions where a marked crosswalk alone is insufficient. Finally, the webinar will introduce research topics that are underway or of strong interest to pedestrian safety practitioners. For example, FHWA is developing a Guidebook on Identification of High Pedestrian Crash Locations, and NCHRP 17-73 Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analyses will develop a process for agencies to identify risk for pedestrian crashes. These studies will help agencies consider both crash history and potential for crashes when improving safety for pedestrians at uncontrolled crossing locations. 

Learning Objectives:
Following the webinar, attendees will be able to:
    • Describe basic differences between uncontrolled and controlled pedestrian crossings
    • Describe the basic process used to obtain crash modification factors (CMFs) for various treatments at uncontrolled pedestrian crossings.
    • Identify key factors that influence pedestrian safety at uncontrolled crossings
    • Identify examples of ongoing gaps in pedestrian safety research for uncontrolled crossings, and describe ways that the research community is working to fill these gaps.
$99 ITE Members/ $149 Non-members
This fee includes a live web event, access to the recording for 30 days, webinar evaluation, 1.5 PDH credits and certificate of completion.

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