This free workshop is being offered as part of the Moving Children Safely Conference, March 14-16. The public is invited to attend, but we ask that you register for the training on the conference Web site: http://www.injurypreventionnetwork.org/moving-children-safely-conference.
Choose the pre-conference registration option if you do not wish to attend the paid portions of the event.
Concerned about pedestrian safety in your community?
Feel that cars don’t yield to pedestrians often enough?
Want better sidewalks, crosswalks, and safer places to walk?
Then this FREE training is for you. . .
This training teaches basic pedestrian safety best practices (e.g., high visibility crosswalks, crash reduction factors); community engagement skills (e.g., empowering community solutions, identifying and partnering with community professionals to solve problems); walkability assessment of a selected pedestrian danger area; and mapping or other small group interactive prioritization of safety issues.
By the end of the training, participants will have a basic understanding of how to work with a group of community residents to set pedestrian safety priorities and build toward a “next steps” action plan to promote safe walking in the community.
Each training is tailored to a particular community and is especially geared toward community members and pedestrian safety advocates. It may complement other training or planning that takes place in a city among professional traffic planners, engineers, enforcement personnel and others. We encourage a representative from the city’s traffic or planning department to attend.
Each one features:
• Interactive training session
• Expert presenters
• Small group discussion
• Walkability assessment
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.