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Webinar: Safe & Accessible Pedestrian Routes for Older Adults
July 30, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
The National Center on Senior Transportation will host a live webinar on July 30th at 2 – 3:30 ET that focuses on safe pedestrian travel for older adults. The webinar will coordinate with a soon-to-be released information brief on pedestrian programs and plans in New York City, Miami and North Carolina’s Outerbanks. A full description and registration details are posted below. Guest speakers will present on current initiatives in Miami and Currituck County, NC.
This 90-minute webinar explores community projects that support safe pedestrian movement for older adults. Whether seniors are trying to reach transit stops or stations, walk to shopping or entertainment, or arrive safely at other destinations of choice, street and pedestrian design changes can make a difference. Even small changes to lighting, signage, and landscaping can result in a greater sense of safety and security for all pedestrians regardless of age or ability. Other key aspects of implementing safe pedestrian options include inviting older adults to the table to identify areas of needed pedestrian improvements and providing educational workshops on the subjects of both pedestrian and motorist safety.
Safe & Accessible Pedestrian Routes for Older Adults uses program examples from three U.S. communities ranging in size from large urban centers to low-population county/tourist areas. The webinar also briefly examines the concept of shared street design in the U.S. & U.K. and how the needs of older adults and people with disabilities are being considered in a shared street environment.
Speakers & Featured Programs:
Miami Urban Health Solutions/Urban Health Partnerships Program
Isabel Rovira, MPH, Director of Operations
Corolla Village Circulation & Wayfinding Plan
Currituck County, North Carolina
Ben Woody, Planning Director
Pre-webinar resources will be posted soon.
Participants may submit questions in advance by emailing [email protected]. NCST will make every effort to address questions submitted in advance during the live webinar. Please note that there will be no live questions over the phone for this webinar. Users can also submit questions in the chat box of the webinar room on the day of the event.
For More Information
Contact Julie Dupree at [email protected] or (202) 403-8332