Events / Meetings

Accommodating Bicyclists and Pedestrians in Construction Areas: Making Work Zones Work for Everyone

When: Thursday, June 25,  2020, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Developed by the ITE Complete Streets Council.


Webinar Description:

While detailed standards and guidelines have long existed for how to handle vehicle traffic through work zones, bicyclists and pedestrians are frequently left to fend for themselves when sidewalks are closed or bike lanes disappear during construction. To maintain vehicle capacity, bicycle facilities are often the first thing to go when the adjacent lot is under construction. However, many agencies are no longer accepting "Share the Road" signs and long, inaccessible pedestrian detours around the block as acceptable treatment for the more vulnerable roadway users.

This webinar will dive into the practices that some agencies are implementing to ensure access and connectivity is maintained for all. This includes minimizing detours, trading off vehicle lanes for pedestrian and bicycle space, and using creative staging to maintain an accessible path of travel. Our presenters will give first hand accounts of how they are prioritizing bicyclist and pedestrian access and safety in work zones through policies, plans, and on-the ground implementation.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees of this webinar will be able to:

  • Explain best practices in providing safe and accessible bicyclist and pedestrian accommodations in work zones.
  • Recall example policies that agencies have developed to prioritize maintenance of travel for all users during construction.
  • Describe key elements for bicycle and pedestrian access and safety when developing or reviewing traffic control plans.
  • Describe strategies for ensuring that the intent of policies and plans is carried through into implementation at job sites.

Speakers:

  • Dongho Chang, P.E., City Traffic Engineer, City of Seattle | Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Ryan McClain, P.E., Principal | Fehr & Peers
  • Roque Epinosa, Chief Construction Inspector, Traffic Services Division | City of Phoenix, AZ

Fees:
ITE Members: $49.00
Non-Members: $99.00

This fee includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.0 PDH credits, and a certificate of completion.