This training teaches basic pedestrian safety best practices (e.g., high visibility crosswalks, crash reduction factors); community engage¬ment 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. Representatives of the Departments of Transportation and Police will attend.
By the end of the training, participants will have a basic understanding of how to work with a group of community residents to set pedes¬trian safety priorities and build toward a “next steps” education awareness plan to promote safe walking in the community.
The training features:
• Presentations by experts
• Interactive sessions
• Group discussions
• Evaluation of streets, sidewalks, etc. for pedestrian use
The training includes discussions on the following themes:
• Best techniques to ensure pedestrian safety
• How to motivate residents to participate in their community safety
• Evaluation of streets, sidewalks and crosswalks in areas that are dangerous for pedestrian
• Identification of priorities
Refreshments will be served. Please inquire about the availability of child care.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.