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Designing Safer Roads for Vulnerable Road Users

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Description/Learning Outcomes:

Vulnerable road users (VRU) are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of cars sometimes neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, transit users and others. This two-day course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian (and other VRU) safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users including an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered.

Upon Completion of the Course, Participants Should be Able to: Define vulnerable road users, Describe VRU needs, Diagnose crash causes and select proper countermeasures, Identify safety-related geometric design elements, and Discuss VRU safety issues and how to address them.

Professional Development Hours: 12.0.

Registration Fees: The following registration fees will be charged for this course, $199 for Maryland Local Agency employees, and $225 for all other participants.