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WEBINAR 9/25: Addressing Tribal Pedestrian Safety with Action Plans and “Pop-Ups”

Tuesday, September 3, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Alonso
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Addressing Tribal Pedestrian Safety with Action Plans and “Pop-Ups”
According to Dangerous by Design 2019, annual pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. has risen by more than 35% in the last decade, and American Indians and Alaska Natives are more than twice as likely to be killed while walking, compared with the average American. Although impaired driving and weak enforcement are contributing factors, the fundamental problem is the design of roads and highways, which encourage excessive speeds in areas where pedestrians are present. In addition to killing people, unsafe road design discourages walking and exacerbates the negative health impacts of sedentary lifestyles.

This webinar will discuss the broad benefits of walking, analyze the pedestrian environment in tribal communities, and explore solutions for slowing down traffic. Participants will learn how to access crash data, engage residents and stakeholders on this issue, and develop a Tribal Pedestrian Safety Action Plan based on a community vision of safe and enjoyable walking conditions for everyone. Among several specific strategies, the potential for quick and inexpensive “pop-up” projects for pilot-testing pedestrian safety improvements will be presented.

Sep 25, 2019 11:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)



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