About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California. Because crashes are typically complex events, a great diversity of mitigation measures have been tried with varying degrees of success, including the modern round-about. This workshop offers a range of guidelines, solutions, and strategies for reducing conflicts and crashes at intersection locations. Safety improvements appropriate for both urban and rural areas are explored.
Why Intersection Management is Important
Safety Aspects of Signalized Intersections
Reducing Collisions at High Crash Signalized Intersections
The Modern Roundabout as a Signal Alternative
Safety of Non-Signalized Intersections
Innovative Designs for Improving Intersection Safety and Capacity
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety at Signalized Intersections
Sources of intersection conflict and collisions
Good practices at signalized and non-signalized intersections
Land use designs to reduce collisions
Good access management practices
What you will learn
Students will obtain a rich set of information to help them select appropriate safety improvement options and make better decisions about how to reduce collisions at all types of intersections.
Who should attend
This course is intended for planners, engineers, and public safety personnel in municipal, county, and state agencies with responsibility for reducing traffic collisions.