Pictured above: Representatives from Bike Anchorage, ITE Active Transportation Committee, AMATS, Municipal Traffic Department, and Project Management and Engineering participating in the third training session: Designing equitable transportation systems.
Safer Systems for All Road Users - sounds like a worthy goal doesn't it?
In August, Bike Anchorage applied on behalf of the city to participate in a training hosted by America Walks. We were excited to be selected as one of ten cities across the country to participate! We just wrapped up our third training session, and have enjoyed fruitful discussions with planners and engineers about ways to better design for all road users.
Here's more on the training from America Walks:
"The training will help selected communities assess, plan, and prioritize effective and context-sensitive safety treatments to reduce the growing numbers of pedestrian fatalities and injuries. Following a year of implementation, America Walks and its partners will share the results of the technical assistance and provide an outline of lessons learned and cultivate inspiration for other cities looking to address pedestrian safety."