Free Webinar on selecting pedestrian engineering treatments

News Brief

January 4, 2021

CHAPEL HILL , NC — The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) announces the next Webinar in its Livable Communities Webinar Series:

"Selection of Pedestrian Treatments at Unsignalized Crossings"
Presented by Charlie Zegeer, Director, PBIC, and Associate Director of Engineering and Planning, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Thursday, January 21, 2021
2PM to 3PM ET

To register, please visit

This Webinar will focus on the various engineering treatment options to improve pedestrian safety at unsignalized intersections and midblock locations. Charlie Zegeer, director of PBIC and associate director of engineering and planning at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, will provide guidance for making decisions in selecting such treatments as marked crosswalks, signing, raised median islands, road diets (lane reductions), rapid-flash beacons, HAWK signals, the addition of traditional traffic and pedestrian signals, and other measures.

Charlie Zegeer has worked at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center since 1986, and has taught courses on pedestrian and roadway safety throughout the U.S. over the past 25 years. Recently, Mr. Zegeer took part in an international scan of five European countries, sponsored by AASHTO and FHWA, to survey ways to improve walking and bicycling safety and mobility. He has been principal investigator and primary report author on numerous federal studies and guides, including the FHWA guide, How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, and the NCHRP report, A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Pedestrians.

Following this month’s Webinar, the PBIC will host “Community Approaches to Pedestrian Safety Education,” on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 2PM to 3:30PM ET . This Webinar will be presented by Gillian Hotz, Miami Dade Ryder Trauma Center , Research Professor at University of Miami School of Medicine, and David Parisi, PE, TE, Parisi Associates Transportation Consulting. Registration for this program will be available following the January Webinar.

PBIC offers these free, public Webinars every other month to encourage safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. To register for upcoming Webinars and to access archived presentations, please visit

Archived materials from past Livable Communities Webinars include:

Content from the PBIC Livable Communities Webinar series is drawn from the PBIC’s in-person trainings focused on pedestrian safety and creating livable communities. The trainings provide in-depth technical assistance, allow hands-on work with the experts, and generate detailed action plans. Complete information on these trainings can be found on the PBIC training Web site at