When: Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET
About 75% of U.S. pedestrian fatalities occur after dark, and pedestrian fatalities have been increasing at a much faster rate than other traffic fatalities in recent years. Ensuring that streets are safe and walkable between dusk and dawn is thus critical for truly “complete streets.” However, the importance of after-dark conditions and of street lighting has often been overlooked by transportation professionals.
Effective outdoor lighting can significantly improve safety and other aspects of the nighttime environment (including perceptions of security, comfort, and reassurance). Complementary strategies, such as speed control and specific traffic control devices, are also valuable.
This webinar will equip transportation engineers, planners, and others to plan and design more holistically to address pedestrian safety and comfort in darkness. It will cover: an overview of the topic and key background; problem analysis; the benefits, costs, and potential concerns regarding enhanced lighting and complementary strategies; and funding approaches. It will also cover integrating such measures into complete streets plans and policies.
Attendees of this webinar will be able to:
Moderator: Peter Koonce, P.E., Manager, Signals, Street Lighting & ITS Division | Portland Bureau of Transportation | Portland, OR, United States
ITE Members: Free
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