This webinar takes an in-depth look at how effective engineering and planning in school zones can improve traffic safety and neighborhood livability. What are the best practices? How can we improve collaboration between city staff, school principals and law enforcement? This webinar offers answers based on three school safety case studies from Peoria, Arizona.
Two case studies involve elementary schools and include discussion of effective collaboration, traffic control devices, access management, and school policy to reduce school-related traffic congestion during school arrival and dismissal times. The third case study focuses on a high school where behavioral observation led problem-solvers to install an effective mid-block crossing. In all three cases, the city’s approach to “the problem” included a bigger picture look at walking and bicycling routes, sidewalk width and crosswalk access. The webinar also examines how effective school policies and reconfiguration of problematic school pick-up and drop-off areas can greatly improve children’s safety. Peoria’s population of 160,000 people and its suburban proximity to Phoenix offer rich insights useful in similar locales throughout North America.
Presenter: Brandon Forrey, Transportation Planning Engineer, City of Peoria, Arizona
Recorded May 21, 2014
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