Walking Safely in a Sprawling Community: Dallas-Fort Worth MPO pedestrian strategies

This presentation is part of the Designing and Engineering for Safety and Connectivity session.

This session will focus on a regional approach to education, funding, training, and data strategies to assist in pedestrian safety planning and implementation in a region of 7million people within the urban, suburban, and rural context.

It will highlight innovative GIS tools used for: data collection for user counts, mapping of last mile connections to transit, for identifying “hot spots” for pedestrian safety concerns, and for short car trip options to prioritize investment. Innovative funding used for projects and a regional safety campaign will be discussed as well as partnership opportunities and context sensitive design priorities.

Presenter: Karla Weaver, AICP, Program Manager, North Central Texas Council of Governments