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Crosswalk Safety Education Actions<br />Volunteer Training<br />
About the WPC<br />Nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting walking and making the conditions for walking safe, conve...
Agenda<br />6:00pm – Sign In, Welcome, Introductions<br />6:15pm –  Pedestrian Rights & Responsibilities<br />7:00pm -   A...
Ray Thomas<br />Pedestrian Rights & Responsibilities<br />
Why Walking?<br /><ul><li>Health
Safety
Finances
Equity
Environmental benefits
Fostering Community</li></li></ul><li>Emerging Themes<br />Safe Crossings<br />Walkable Destinations<br />Universal Access...
Action Objectives<br />Raise awareness regarding the right of way of pedestrians<br />Reduce collisions and injuries<br />...
Partners<br />Community Policing Agreement<br />Partnerships allow us all to:<br />Share tools and resources<br />Broaden ...
Anatomy of an Action<br />Crosswalk Safety Education<br />
Setting It Up<br />
Personnel<br />One model pedestrian (WPC staff)<br />One to two volunteer spotters<br />One data recorder<br />One videogr...
Equipment<br /><ul><li>Orange cones will mark boundaries for vehicle stopping distances
Clipboards with data sheets will be provided to record needed information for later reporting
Whenever available, photo or video camera usage will provide added documentation</li></li></ul><li>Preparation<br />Most, ...
Stopping Distances<br />
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  1. 1. Crosswalk Safety Education Actions<br />Volunteer Training<br />
  2. 2. About the WPC<br />Nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting walking and making the conditions for walking safe, convenient and attractive in the Portland metropolitan region.<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />6:00pm – Sign In, Welcome, Introductions<br />6:15pm – Pedestrian Rights & Responsibilities<br />7:00pm - Anatomy of an Action <br />7:45pm - Next Steps<br />8:00pm - Thanks and Goodnight<br />
  4. 4. Ray Thomas<br />Pedestrian Rights & Responsibilities<br />
  5. 5. Why Walking?<br /><ul><li>Health
  6. 6. Safety
  7. 7. Finances
  8. 8. Equity
  9. 9. Environmental benefits
  10. 10. Fostering Community</li></li></ul><li>Emerging Themes<br />Safe Crossings<br />Walkable Destinations<br />Universal Access<br />
  11. 11. Action Objectives<br />Raise awareness regarding the right of way of pedestrians<br />Reduce collisions and injuries<br />Raise public awareness and generate positive media attention<br />Create safe streets for everyone.<br />
  12. 12.
  13. 13. Partners<br />Community Policing Agreement<br />Partnerships allow us all to:<br />Share tools and resources<br />Broaden message of road safety<br />Be more proactive<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15.
  16. 16. Anatomy of an Action<br />Crosswalk Safety Education<br />
  17. 17. Setting It Up<br />
  18. 18. Personnel<br />One model pedestrian (WPC staff)<br />One to two volunteer spotters<br />One data recorder<br />One videographer / photographer <br />
  19. 19. Equipment<br /><ul><li>Orange cones will mark boundaries for vehicle stopping distances
  20. 20. Clipboards with data sheets will be provided to record needed information for later reporting
  21. 21. Whenever available, photo or video camera usage will provide added documentation</li></li></ul><li>Preparation<br />Most, but not all, crossing actions will be during daylight hours<br />Marked and unmarked crossings <br />The decoy will use due care and observe stopping<br />One cone will be placed at the crosswalk and another will be placed at the beginning of the measured stopping distance<br />The spotter will be in a position to observe<br />
  22. 22. Stopping Distances<br />
  23. 23. Operation<br />Decoy - cross back and forth in the crosswalk, when safe to do so.<br />Spotter(s) - note the vehicle description, license plate #, violation & lane position.<br />When possible, a photo or video camera will capture the vehicle’s movement and ID<br />Time length - 2 to 2.5 hrs<br />
  24. 24. Your Mission<br />Should You Choose to Accept It<br />
  25. 25. Spotter<br />Job: Note the vehicle description, license plate #, violation & lane position. When possible, a photo or video camera will capture the vehicle’s movement and identification on “film.”<br />Requirements: Quick, legible handwriting and/or eyesight.<br />
  26. 26. Outreach<br />Job: Take outreach materials to local shop owners near future crosswalk action and answer any questions they may have.<br />Requirements: Like talking to people.<br />
  27. 27. Thank You<br />We Deeply Appreciate Your Work<br />
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