Complete Streets 302: Safety Countermeasures

Course Overview:

Join MassDOT for a series of half day 300-level trainings on Complete Streets. These trainings will build off of the information from the 101 and 201 Complete Streets Funding Program Trainings and provide additional detail on key topic areas, including the following:

  1. Bicycle/Pedestrian Network Planning
  2. Safety Countermeasures
  3. Transit Access
  4. Workshop Design
  5. Public Engagement
  6. Traffic Calming

All trainings will show real-world best practices of the concepts discussed and will focus on recent real world examples. The training will include interactive activities to allow attendees to engage with the concepts and test out ideas.

  1. Bicycle/Pedestrian Network Planning
    This training will discuss the fundamentals of planning a network for people walking and biking, show how network planning can help prioritize resources where the highest return can be created, and summarize statewide bicycle/pedestrian master plans. Key elements of successful bicycle and pedestrian networks will be reviewed, and attendees will participate in a string exercise to test ideas.
  2. Safety Countermeasures
    This training will help professionals better understand what is a holistic approach to implementing safety countermeasures on complete streets. The course will review common countermeasures, the appropriate contexts where countermeasures can be most effective, and give an overview of current safety manuals and research. How to fund a safety project will also be discussed.
  3. Transit Access
    This training will provide an overview of street design tools and strategies to support more effective transit systems, and facilitate safe movement for all users of an urban street. Topics will include access to transit through multi-modal networks, transit supportive bus stops, and transit street/intersection design. A hands-on design charrette for a transit corridor will apply the lessons from the training.
  4. Workshop Design
    This training will be a hands-on workshop for a community multi-modal project that addresses the needs of different users. Participants will complete the following steps: (1) Define goals (2) Develop alternatives (3) Discuss trade-offs (4) Develop a public engagement strategy. The workshop will be built around collaborative  discussion between team members with diverse professional backgrounds.
  5. Public Engagement 
    This training will facilitate a discussion between peer agencies on the challenges of public engagement and review tools for meaningful public engagement and strategies for discussing trade-offs on the value of complete street projects with the public. The session will include the development of a demonstration project  hosted by training participants at a pop-up meeting.
  6. Traffic Calming
    This training will provide an in-depth look at traffic calming in the United States, including what traffic calming is and its benefits, different types of traffic calming treatments and when to use them, and how to plan for, prioritize, implement, and evaluate traffic calming projects. The session will include a group activity to identify, prioritize, and create a budget for traffic calming elements in a community.


Credit Hours

1
Road Scholar Credits

.7
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)


Select A Session

Date Session Name Location  
6/15/2020 8:30:00 AM Complete Streets 302: Safety Countermeasures - Athol Athol Public Library View Session
6/16/2020 8:30:00 AM Complete Streets 302: Safety Countermeasures - Plymouth John Carver Inn & Spa View Session