Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) is a Federal Highway Administration Every Day Counts (EDC-5) initiative. The NJ Local Technical Assistance Program (NJLTAP), in association with NJDOT and FHWA, is holding an all-day workshop training event on October 31st with an instructor from FHWA Resource Center’s Safety & Design Technical Service Team. The workshop training will provide an overview of the pedestrian safety crossing problem and identify resources and strategies for addressing it.
Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise, and account for more than 16% of all traffic fatalities nationwide. New Jersey is a pedestrian safety focus state, meaning we have more pedestrian fatalities than the national average, at about 25%. The “Spectacular 7” safety treatments to address pedestrian safety crossing problems will be reviewed. These are:
- Rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs)
- Leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs)
- Crosswalk visibility enhancements
- Raised crosswalks
- Pedestrian crossing/refuge islands
- Pedestrian hybrid beacons
- Road diets
This is a full-day workshop with a group field exercise where participants will evaluate a nearby location for pedestrian safety and make recommendations for improvement if needed.
- Welcome and Introductions
- Why STEP: Background and Data
- Policies and Process
- STEP Treatments
- Site Visit
- Report Out
- Final Remarks and Evaluation
Instructor: Peter Eun, Transportation Safety Engineer, FHWA Resource Center’s Safety & Design Technical Service Team
Credits: 6 PDH, DCA CPWM credits applied for: 6 technical
There is no fee for this workshop, however advance registration is required.
For more information and to register for the event, visit NJLTAP Training & Events