FHWA-NHI-142045 Pedestrian Facility Design - MTS

Course Description:

To emphasize the importance of planning for pedestrians, the course focuses on case examples involving corridor and intersection design issues. Participants are engaged through lecture, discussion, video demonstrations of problem areas in corridors and intersections, small group problem identification, and the development of design alternatives. This training was developed to provide information and application opportunities to those involved in the design of pedestrian facilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires newly constructed and altered sidewalks to be accessible and usable by people with disabilities, and accessibility improvements need to be implemented for existing facilities.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • List the characteristics of pedestrians and motorized traffic that influence pedestrian facility design
  • Apply the concepts of universal design and applicable design reference material to redesigning an existing location and/or designing a new location that meets the needs of motorized and non-motorized users 
  • Given a case example, identify potential conflicts between pedestrians and other traffic and propose design options that improve access and safety
  • Given a case example, analyze the network for improvement options to meet the needs of pedestrian and other traffic

Target Audience:

Engineers with planning, design, construction, or maintenance responsibilities; pedestrian and bicycle specialists, disability and orientation specialists, transportation planners, architects, landscape architects, as well as decision makers at the project planning level.

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