Pedestrian planning + design guidance webinars

More than 2,000 people from 13 countries attended a series of Austroads’ webinars on pedestrian planning and design guidance, presented by Ann-Marie Head and Jeanette Ward recently.

An audience of 2,184 traffic engineering, road design and road safety practitioners tuned in to a series of webinars held in February and March 2021, to learn about the best practice approaches to road space allocation and street design for pedestrians.

Attendees were from throughout New Zealand and Australian, as well as Argentina, Canada, Costa Rica, Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, the UK and US.

The webinars were based on the Austroads report “Updating Austroads Pedestrian Planning and Design Guidance in line with International Best Practice” which was facilitated by Ann-Marie and Jeanette.

There was a strong focus on improving pedestrian safety and amenity in the design guidelines. The role of active travel in transport planning was highlighted by participants as some of the most important learnings from the webinars.

Creating a greater priority for active travel and public transport in our car-designed cities is now the major challenge for urban planning,” noted one of the webinar attendees.

“It is heartening to see a series devoted to pedestrians,” commented another participant.

The recorded sessions were viewed more than 700 times. Head to our webinars page to watch and download presentation materials.