May 09, 2023


8:15AM - 4:00PM

Contact Hours



University of Virginia
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Zehmer Hall
104 Midmont Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22903


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
Accessible design elements – sidewalk corridor, frontage corridor, and pedestrian zone
10:45am: Curb ramps (including detectable warnings)
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:


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.

Who Should Attend

This workshop should be of interest to those in a variety of fields including engineering (design, traffic, maintenance and construction) and public works, planning, landscape architecture, recreation and parks, law enforcement, and public health-related fields.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $85.00
State/Federal: $140.00
Private Industry: $325.00
Tribes: $0

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.