Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)
A CT Safety Academy or CT Municipal Legal Traffic Authority Program ELECTIVE Workshop 
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2016 witnessed the most pedestrian fatalities since 1990, accounting for approximately 16 % of all roadway fatalities (5,987). In 2016, 72 % of pedestrian fatalities occurred away from intersections (e.g., mid-block locations) and approximately 26% occurred at intersections. Cost-effective countermeasures can be systemically applied to reduce these crashes and save lives. 
Who Should Attend
This class is designed for any local or state transportation or public safety professionals involved in making decisions regarding the safety of their road systems. Engineers, Public Works Directors, Highway Supervisors, Planners, Legal Traffic Authorities (LTA's) and law enforcement personnel are encouraged to attend. 
 
This class includes a field exercise that will allow you to put into practice what is learned during the classroom portion of the workshop. Please bring a safety vest and wear comfortable shoes for this portion of the program.
Course Instructor
Peter Eun is a Transportation Safety Engineer with the FHWA Resource Center's Safety & Design Technical Service Team. Peter heads up the Every Day Counts 5 STEP (Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian) Initiative and co-leads the Pedestrian Safety Program for the Resource Center. He provides technical assistance in the areas of pedestrian safety, including: pedestrian safety workshops, road safety audits, plan reviews and presentations. Peter has previously served as a Safety Program Manager and the FHWA liaison to NHTSA. 
Registration
  • Registration contact: Please direct any questions to Lisa Knight or call at (860) 486-4396
  • Free. No registration fee is charged for this class. This training opportunity is offered by the Technology Transfer Center's Connecticut Safety Academy.
     
  • Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
     
  • Approximately one week prior to the class, you will receive an email confirmation of your attendance, along with the address of the workshop location. 
     
  • If you require an accommodation to participate in this workshop, please contact Lisa Knight at (860) 486-4396 or lisa.knight@uconn.edu.
     
  • Please advise if you have dietary restrictions.
     
  • Photographs may be taken for promotional and training purposes. Please notify us during registration if you do not wish to be photographed.


Dates & Locations
April 30, 2019
Danbury, CT
May 1, 2019
New Britain, CT
Session is 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
(Registration begins at 8:00 am)
Lunch will be provided
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to:
  •  Explain the magnitude of the pedestrian safety problem and what tools are available to help save lives.
     
  • Select appropriate pedestrian safety improvement treatments using the table in the Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations.