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.
This training is tailored for Eureka and is especially geared toward community members and pedestrian safety advocates. It complements other training and planning that has taken place among professional traffic planners, engineers, enforcement personnel and others. Representatives from the following agencies will attend the workshop: City of Eureka Engineering Department and Police Department; County of Humboldt Departments of Public Health and Public Works; Caltrans District 1; and the Redwood Community Action Agency.
The training 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.