Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Invite to ITE May 30th webinar event:Raised Median Islands and Pedestrian Safety

The Southwest Florida Chapter of Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 

At the Regional Planning Council Conference Room.
On Victoria Avenue at US 41 in Fort Myers. 
 Cost $5.00. Snacks and drink will be provided.
Please RSVP to Steve Jansen:JANSENSJ@leegov.com

Webinar Description:
Charlie Zegeer, of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, will present design considerations for raised median islands and discuss research findings related to their effectiveness in improving pedestrian safety.

·         Sheila Lyons, of the Oregon Department of Transportation, will discuss how the agency has installed dozens of median islands to assist pedestrians and bicyclists across state and local roadways.
·         Gary Sokolow, of the Florida Department of Transportation, will present the history of Florida’s Restrictive Median Policy, which has been implemented since the early 1990s and requires essentially all new multilane arterials to include median islands.
·         Jack Ecklund, of the City of University Place in Washington, will provide a local perspective on the use of raised median islands and their benefits.
The presenters will also participate in a question and answer session to discuss how to address barriers to median implementation, and answer questions from the attendees. Representatives from state and local agencies will learn about the benefits of raised median islands, as well as key considerations for their application in a variety of settings.

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