Community Pedestrian Safety Trainings
Then this FREE training is for you. . .
The purpose of the Community Pedestrian Safety Training is to help make it safer and more pleasant to walk in one’s communities.
The half-day training is for local neighborhood citizens and safety advocates concerned about pedestrian safety and wanting to identify strategies for improving it. It may complement other training or planning that takes place in a city among professional traffic planners and engineers, enforcement, etc.
Each training is tailored to a particular community and is especially geared toward community members and pedestrian safety advocates.
A representative from the city’s traffic or planning department is encouraged to attend the CPST training. Likewise, a community representative should be present at trainings for professionals regarding pedestrian safety.
The training includes:
This training teaches basic pedestrian safety best practices (e.g. high visibility crosswalks, crash reduction factors), community engagement skills (e.g. identifying community professionals empowered to solve problems), walkability assessment of a selected pedestrian danger area, and mapping or other small group interactive prioritization of safety issues.
At the end of the training, participants will have a set of pedestrian safety priorities and a next steps action plan to promote safe walking in the community. The training is also designed to help communities with development and implementation of a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.
For information about upcoming trainings, contact Jill Cooper, 510-643-4259.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.