We had approximately 20 attendees from both public and private sectors join us for our Pedestrian Safety and Bus Service Design Joint Technical Workshop on July 9th at Impact Hub, Baltimore, MD.
This event was held as part of the Professional Enrichment Program training series through the Maryland Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). ITE obtained grant funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office to provide trainings on pedestrian and bicycle safety through efforts by the SHSP’s Pedestrian-Bicycle Emphasis Area Team (PBEAT) – this was the first official session offered through the grant.
Tom Hewitt, Director of Service Development, MDOT MTA, discussed major topics on bus service design and how they impact pedestrian safety in the Baltimore region covered by MTA service. This included stop placement and design, accessibility and legibility of information, how to prioritize system improvements, and communicating with stakeholders. The information shared was based around the new MDOT MTA Bus Stop Design Guide, which incorporates concepts from the NACTO Transit Street Design Guide. An interactive game was held at the end of the event to encourage attendees to practice what they learned.