The Designing for Pedestrian Safety course is intended to help state and local transportation engineering professionals address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions. The training course includes a field exercise in the application
of the principles, concepts, and strategies covered in the course. Also the participants will share and prioritize potential policies, programs, and strategies.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the influence of planning factors: land use, street connectivity, access management, site design, and level of service.
- Describe how pedestrians should be considered and provided for during the planning, design, work zone, maintenance, and operations phases.
- Describe how human behavior affects the interaction between pedestrians and drivers
- Identify good practices and effective solutions to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility.
This course is intended primarily for state DOT staff involved with the Highway Safety Improvement Program, and for FHWA Safety Specialists. These specialists shall include: Engineers, planners, traffic safety and enforcement professionals, public health
and injury prevention professionals, and decision-makers who have the responsibility of improving pedestrian safety at the state or local level.
The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been approved as an Authorized Provider
by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET),
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. In obtaining this approval, NHI
has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely
recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized
Provider membership status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs
that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards.