Educational webinar opportunities May/June 2020

man viewing webinar on his desktop computerMay 2020 – If you are looking for educational opportunities during these unprecedented times, you may be interested in some of these transportation-oriented webinars!

Topics range from partnering to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, safety analytics, increased demand for safe public space, and many others. These engaging sessions are valuable ways to provide participants with ideas and tools to inspire communities throughout Florida.

INRIX’s Virtual Mobility Panel. May 19, 5 pm ET. Learn how companies and cities have responded to COVID-19, what trends are being paid close attention, and how transportation may look as cities begin to reemerge.

Towards Zero: Unlocking the Bigger Picture Through Data-Driven Safety Analytics. May 26, 1-2 pm ET. Transportation safety planning and analysis are evolving from reactive to proactive thanks to the hard work of safety professionals and advocates, the emergence of novel big datasets, and user-friendly software tools that empower engineers and planners to do more. This 1-hour webinar will focus on a case study of one tool, Ford’s Safety Insights, an award-winning traffic safety analytics product that combines crash data, roadway data, and connected vehicle data to generate insight about safety in any community that hasn’t been possible before. Learn more about how a data-driven safety application like this can help advance your Vision Zero goals by helping save time, money, and most importantly, lives.

Research in Action: Trends in How Municipalities Are Addressing Increased Demand for Safe Public Space Webinar. May 28, 2 pm ET. This webinar will describe various strategies communities are implementing in response to increased demands.

Organizations like America Walks, the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, the Institute of Transportation EngineersPedestrian and Bicycle Information CenterVision Zero NetworkAmerican TrailsEno CenterAmerican Public Health Association and the Transportation Research Board are all putting together excellent online sessions that can help communities advance walking and pedestrian safety:

May 20 – 2020 Vision: Through the Lens of Equity (APBP)

June 10 – Enhancing Walkable Spaces through Public Art (America Walks)

June 17 – Taking Steps Toward Measuring the Pedestrian Environment (APBP)

June 25 – The Greenway Imperative: A Call to Action (American Trails)

Additional sessions can be found at Walk Friendly Communities.

NHI Bike Facility Design Course – FREE until the end of the year!

The Bicycle Facility Design web-based training course from the National Highway Institute (NHI), helps practitioners deliver high-quality, safe, multimodal projects efficiently and effectively by delivering critical planning and design information.

FDOT’S Transportation Symposium 2020

This has been converted to the Transportation Symposium Webinar series (virtual format). In an effort to continue to keep staff and industry partners up-to-date with DOT policies, procedures, and best practices, FDOT is developing and implementing a Transportation Symposium Webinar Series which will provide weekly Symposium sessions starting June 9, 2020. PDH credits will be offered for the live version of the webinar. They will post the schedule soon and the recorded version will be posted for viewing later.

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