Making tough choices easier: How to prioritize pedestrian infrastructure needs

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 1:00 pm EDT

Communities may have a lot of ideas for infrastructure projects to improve walking and biking conditions around several schools.  But how do they decide which infrastructure improvements will have the greatest impact on walking and biking to school? This webinar will help professionals prioritize projects at various schools and show how this prioritization process has been applied in two communities.

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Time: 1-2 p.m. ET

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First, Nancy Pullen-Seufert, associate director of the National Center for Safe Routes to School, will introduce the guide on infrastructure project selection developed by National Center. The guide outlines a process that includes criteria to group schools based on safety and pedestrian patterns. Then, planners and engineers from San Francisco and Miami will discuss two different approaches to prioritizing projects at multiple schools. 

Jessica Manzi will describe how Safe Routes to School San Francisco partnered with University of California San Francisco to collect student travel tally data. These data were used as a baseline for a new school reassignment policy.

Then, David Henderson, of the Miami Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Stewart  Robertson, of Kimley Horn & Associates, will discuss how the Miami Dade MPO developed an SRTS infrastructure plan for high-priority schools. They will explain how the plan was developed and how the priority of those schools was determined. 

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