The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a one-day forum to discuss ways to improve pedestrian safety. The NTSB Pedestrian Safety Forum will be held from 9 am – 5 pm ET on May 10, 2016 in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center located at 429 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington D.C. Vice Chairman T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH will chair the forum.
The forum will be organized around four panels,
each addressing different aspects of pedestrian safety. The first panel will
look at recent trends and underlying effects of the safety risks for walking
across or along public roads, including efforts to quantify exposure of
pedestrians to the risk of being struck by a moving vehicle and the data needed
to develop effective pedestrian safety plans. The second panel will look at
federal, state, and local urban planning and policy as it relates to pedestrian
safety. The policy discussion will consider safety initiatives and the progress
that has been made implementing Complete Streets. The third panel will consider
highway design countermeasures to improve pedestrian safety, including infrastructure
cost and funding. The fourth panel will consider vehicle-based solutions to
improve pedestrian safety, including collision avoidance and vehicle-detection
technology being deployed in current and future model vehicles.
NTSB public events are also streamed live via webcast
. Webcasts are archived for a period of three months from the time of the meeting. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the event day for public meetings, and by the end of the next day for technical conferences.
If you wish to obtain a copy of NTSB meetings, please contact the NTSB Records Management Division at (202) 314-6551 or 800-877-6799. You may also request this information from the NTSB web site or write the following: National Transportation Safety Board, Records Management Division (CIO-40), 490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20594.