This 3.5-hour class will review effective pedestrian safety projects, address the need for non-data-based reviews and identify methods for addressing the needs of the tribal pedestrians and bicyclist.
Eleven percent of all crashes that occur on tribal lands are pedestrian related. The primary mode of transportation for a number of tribes is pedestrian and bicycle. Therefore, a safe transportation system must address the needs of the multi-modal transportation system. A traditional data analysis of crash data reports does not generally show the full picture of the concerns of this traveling population. This class will review several safety projects that have been funded, address the need for non-data based reviews and identify methods for addressing not only the needs of the tribal pedestrians but also the bicyclist.
After completing Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP), students should be able to: 1. Describe the importance of using good data to support a Tribal Multi-Modal Transportation Project; 2. Identify Sources of funding for Multi-modal Projects and Upgrades; 3. Analyze Crash Data for both Hot Spot and Systemic Approaches to Safety Plans; and 4. Review the current Multi-Modal Transportation System to insure that all of the low cost safety devices meet or exceed the minimum standards.
Module 1: Multi-Modal Plan and Safe Routes to School
Module 2: Issues for persons on foot or using bicycles
Module 3: How can a Multi-Modal Plan reduce Fatalities
Module 4: How a Multi-Modal Plan, Safe Routes to School and Safety Plans Interact
Module 5: What Data is Needed
Module 6: Data Screening
Module 7: Systematic Multi-Modal Approach
Who should take this class:
This class was designed for tribal transportation designers and planners. Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will gain knowledge on a proactive approach to roadway safety, reducing injuries and fatalities on their roads