FREE Sunday, March 14, 8 a.m. to noon, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott San Mateo County Training in a pre-conference workshop at the Moving Children Safely Conference, March 14-16.
*Conference registration required, but no fee for the workshop. Visit the registration page to sign up.
(Choose One of Two Events)
Thursday, December 3, 6 pm-9 pm
401 Jones Avenue (Coliseum Room), Oakland
Saturday, December 5, 9 am-12:30
2651 73rd Avenue, Oakland
Patricia Rose, Neighborhood Services Coordinator
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. . .
The purpose of the Community Pedestrian Safety Training is to help make it safer and more pleasant to walk in one’s communities. The 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:
- Expert presenters
- Interactive training sessions
- Small group discussion
- Walkability Assessment
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. Refreshments are served.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the
California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.