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Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) - Online Workshop

September 22-23, 2021

(1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time)

PDHs AVAILABLE

6 Professional Development Hours can be granted for this course. No partial credit available. Attendees must attend at least 90% of the workshop to get 6 PDHs.

Register ONLINE here.

OR:

Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.

WHAT THIS IS ABOUT

NHTSA's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) indicates that 2016 witnessed the most pedestrian traffic fatalities (5,987) since 1990, accounting for approximately 16 percent of all roadway fatalities. In Tennessee, pedestrian fatalities are also on the rise, from 89 in 2014 to 137 deaths in 2018. Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP), one of ten innovations featured in the fifth round of FHWA's Every Day Counts initiative, is aimed at saving these lives.

This workshop will provide an overview of the pedestrian safety issues and discusses strategies and countermeasures to protect pedestrians. It will detail the application of the "Spectacular 7" safety treatments: rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs), leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs), crosswalk visibility enhancements, raised crosswalks, pedestrian crossing/refuge islands, pedestrian hybrid beacons (PHBs) and road diets.

Benefits for attending this workshop include learning about countermeasures that offer proven solutions for reducing pedestrian fatalities at uncontrolled crossing locations and looking at the systemic approach to develop strategies for optimizing investments to reduce pedestrian fatalities.

Overview VIDEO: https://tiny.utk.edu/step

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This workshop is recommended for government employees and consultants involved with pedestrian safety projects, activities, and initiatives.

INSTRUCTORS

Airton G. Kohls, Ph.D.
Dr. Kohls is a Research Associate at the University of Tennessee's Center for Transportation Research. He holds a B.S., M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has twelve years of practical experience in Traffic Engineering with both public and private agencies. Dr. Kohls serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Tennessee, Department of Civil Engineering, teaching Traffic Engineering Operations.

Matthew A. Cate, P.E.
Mr. Cate is the Director of TTAP and a research staff member at the University of Tennessee's Center for Transportation Research. He holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Cate has over twenty years of research and practical experience in the areas of highway safety and traffic operations.

AGENDA

Part 1

  • Introduction - Why STEP: Background and data
  • Policies and Process
  • STEP treatments (RRFBs, LPIs)

Part 2

  • STEP treatments (Crosswalk Visibility Enhancements, Raised Crosswalks, Pedestrian Crossing / Refuge Islands)

Part 3

  • STEP treatments (Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PHBs), Road Diets)
  • Systemic Approach and Resources

REGISTRATION

The registration fee is $120 per person. Registration is free for TN city or county employees. TDOT employees must register through their local TDOT Training Office. A course may be canceled if there is low enrollment. Forty-eight hours notice will be given to registrants if a course is canceled.

Register ONLINE here.

OR:

Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.