August 27, 2019
VDOT Lynchburg District Office
4303 Campbell Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 23666
Sidewalks, like roadways, need to be designed to serve all users. To meet the requirements of all sidewalk users, designers and builders need a clear understanding of the wide range of abilities that occur within the population. Pedestrian facility design and operation must comply with accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This workshop focuses on all current and emerging accessibility issues and the design parameters that affect sidewalk and street crossing design and operation.
8:00 am: Registration
8:15 am: Background to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
8:30 am: Characteristics of pedestrians and the pedestrian environment
9:30 am: Legal Requirements
9:45am: Accessible design elements – sidewalk corridor, frontage corridor, and pedestrian zone
10:45am: Curb ramps (including detectable warnings)
11:45 Noon: Lunch (provided)
12:30 pm: Crosswalks, medians and signals
2:00 pm: Overpasses and underpasses
3:00 pm: Temporary facilities and construction sites
3:45 pm: Adjourn
Ronald W. Eck
Dr. Ronald W. Eck, P.E., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at West Virginia University is a Senior Advisor with the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP). He has been involved in traffic engineering, including pedestrian transportation, for over 35 years. He is a member of the Pedestrian Committee of the Transportation Research Board. He authored the chapter on Pedestrians in McGraw-Hill’s Handbook of Transportation Engineering. He facilitates walkability audits and Walkable Communities Workshops for communities in West Virginia.
Registration and Payment
The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:
Local Government: $75.00
Private Industry: $300.00
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Special Registration Instructions for Employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation
VDOT employees must register through the VDOT Virtual Campus. Registration fees and related expenses for all VDOT employees will be paid from the VDOT Learning Services Center budget. Registrants should contact their District Training Coordinator or the VDOT Learning Services Center (Central Office employees) for instructions on how to seek reimbursement for travel expenses.
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