PBIC News Brief -- News from the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
PBIC News Brief -- News from the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

June 12, 2013

Free Webinar on ITE Recommended Practices for Accommodating Pedestrians and Bicyclists at Interchanges  

CHAPEL HILL, NC —  The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is pleased to announce the next free Webinar in its Livable Communities Webinar Series:
 
ITE Recommended Practices on Accommodating Pedestrians and Bicyclists at Interchanges
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

 
To register, please visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/965985402.
 
This webinar will present the draft Recommended Practice soon to be released by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) on Accommodating Pedestrians and Bicyclists at Interchanges. 

The membership of the ITE Pedestrian and Bicycle Council (PBC) has long recognized concerns regarding pedestrian and bicyclist safety at interchanges as a key barrier to increasing the walk and bike mode shares in our transportation networks.  While some local and regional jurisdictions have already developed interchange design guidance to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists, currently a collection of best practices is not available in the U.S. or Canada.    In response, the PBC initiated a series of interactive workshops over three years to discuss interchange design issues and opportunities with regard to pedestrian and bicyclist safety and accommodation.  These workshops focused on the following types and aspects of interchanges: 
  1. On-ramps
  2. Off-ramps
  3. Single-point urban interchanges (SPUIs)
The purpose of this report and webinar is to summarize the recommendations from these workshops to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and accommodation at interchanges.  The guidelines identify specific dimensions, safety features, signage, pavement markings, design geometries and other treatments.  These best practices may provide insight into future updates of statewide or federal Highway Design Manuals.

Speakers include Matthew Ridgway, principal with Fehr & Peers; Meghan Mitman, associate at Fehr & Peers; and Mariana Parreiras, senior transportation planner/engineer, with Fehr & Peers.

PBIC offers free, public Webinars approximately every month. To register for upcoming Webinars and to access archived presentations, please visit www.walkinginfo.org/webinars.
 

 

Since its inception in 1999, PBIC's mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

730 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Campus Box 3430
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430
Phone: 1.888.823.3977
Fax: 919.962.8710
www.walkinginfo.org
www.bicyclinginfo.org

 




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